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EHCP (secondary)

Information and additional support for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans.

WATCH: What is an EHCP (opens new window)

Education, Health and Care Plans are a holistic way of support planning for children and young people with SEND, looking at the whole person, their strengths and interests as well as their needs and challenges. Solutions will focus on what is important to the person concerned, as well as capturing the views of their parents and carers.

A EHCP is the means by which specialist educational support is assessed, planned for and captured. Schools can offer additional support either individually or in small groups. The school SENCO will be able to describe what additional support is being given and how effective it is. Where further assessment is undertaken, with the involvement of specialist knowledge, additional or different provision will be described in a EHCP, setting out what support is required so that desired outcomes may be met.

Update from SEND Service October 2023

0 to 25 SEND new ways of working

From 1 October 2023 we are making some changes to the way we provide our SEND service which we believe will help improve how we work with you.

We're making the changes after feedback received from families, carers and others using the service as well as our own self-evaluation for how we can most effectively support and communicate with you and provide advice in a timely manner. We have listened to how important it is for children and young people to have an allocated lead worker in Wiltshire, as well as clear communications, whilst ensuring the SEND team are as accessible as possible. 

We will be introducing four geographical teams (North, East, South and West) as well as maintaining a dedicated Assessment team, and Preparation for Adulthood team/Post 16. 

For more information visit: 

Contacting the Wiltshire SEND team

Documents to help request an EHC assessment

Walk through video for schools and settings

We have made a walk-through video on how to complete the e-form for schools and settings to watch before making a request for an EHC needs assessment.

View the walk-through video (opens new window)

After application

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