Other help

Staffordshire SEND IASS has a designated Independent Supporter who is available to offer support during the Education, Health and Care needs process to Staffordshire parents and carers. Support is independent from the Local Authority and can be tailored to meet the particular needs of parents and carers. This service is free of charge.

How can we help you develop an understanding of the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan process?

There are a number of Information Talks available from Staffordshire SEND IASS on areas surrounding the EHC process. Information talks may be relevant to parents/carers; support groups and professionals.

Current information talks cover the following areas:

  • What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?
  • Outlining the Education, Health and Care needs assessment process.
  • Looking at the Draft Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • How to request an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • The Annual Review.
  • The transfer of a Statement to an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • Using Person Centred Planning Tools.
  • Parent/carer views and the Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • Education, Health and Care Plans with post-16 pupils.
  • Personal Budgets.