Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)

GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Great Britain. Department for Education
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Guidance on temporary changes to the law on education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments and plans in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The guidance provides a summary of these legislative changes and sets out the key implications for those who play a part in the processes relating to EHC needs assessments and plans. It also confirms which key elements of the processes over EHC needs assessments and plans are unchanged. This includes that a local authority must still consider requests for a new EHC needs assessment, must secure all of the required advice and information in order to be able to issue a plan, and must have regard to the views and wishes of a child, the child’s parent or a young person when carrying out its SEND functions under the Children and Families Act 2014. [First published 30 April. Last updated 26 August 2020]. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
needs assessment, care plans, special educational needs, local authorities, education, health needs, needs, schools, Covid-19;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
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