Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and Educational Psychologists
A request for an EHC needs assessment does not need an Educational Psychologist report. However, if one exists it can be submitted as part of the application’s evidence. Some schools and parents may want the child / young person to see an educational psychologist before requesting an EHC assessment, to more clearly understand the nature of their concerns. Note that any contact with an Educational Psychologist regarding that child / young person, that has been recorded (e.g. phone based advise, meeting notes), can also be submitted as evidence.
Once the Local Authority has agreed to the EHC needs assessment, and to undertake an EHCP, they will ask one of their own Local Authority Educational Psychologists to complete a report on the child / young person. They will use information submitted as part of the application to plan this work.