For some children and young people (YP) with Special Educational Needs (SEN), the support they receive at their place of learning (SEN support) may not be enough.

It may then be necessary to request an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) which may lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The views of parents/carers, children and YP are very important and will be included in the final EHCP. It is useful to focus on areas that educational settings or other professionals writing reports may not be aware of.

You can start by making a bullet point list of things as you think of them; this will give you a start for when you complete any forms. Remember that as parents/carers you can get used to your child/YP’s traits/quirks and make adjustments within your home/family, please remember to include these in your views.

This booklet is to be used as a guide; each child/YP will be different.