EHCNA has not been agreed

What happens if your child's EHCNA has not been agreed.

If the Consideration Panel does not agree an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA) is necessary, your planning coordinator will:

  • contact you to let you know
  • inform the child or young person's setting of the decision
  • discuss whether a meeting is required to discuss the decision.

If an EHCNA is not agreed it does not mean that the child or young person does not have additional needs. However, it does mean that these needs can be supported through measures that are already available in school. This means an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is not required to make appropriate provision available to meet the child or young person’s needs.

If you disagree with our decision

You have a right to formally appeal if you are concerned about the EHC Needs Assessment Consideration Panel's decision. Details of how to appeal will be in the letter we send to you explaining the decision. This letter will also provide details of other routes for resolving your concerns, such as independent mediation.

The local authority always prefers to resolve concerns at a local level, so if you are considering appealing, we would invite you to discuss this with your planning coordinator. 

Talking to us does not affect your appeal rights or the way in which your appeal is considered or processed. The planning coordinator may refer your concerns to colleagues within the team to see if we can reach a resolution without the need for a formal appeal.

Last updated:
15 July 2020
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