Last week, we relaunched our Ask IPSEA legal question and answer service. But wha if your question isn't legal in nature, but you have a question about changing your child's statement to an EHCP?
The Education, Health and Care Plan is a complicated document and it's important that you get it right so that your child's needs and outcomes are covered.
I'm really pleased and grateful that SEN consultants, Marguerite Haye and Helen Gifford have agreed to offer a free service while so many of you are going through the transfer to change your child's statement to a shiny new EHCP. If you're a young person who is doing this, you are of course, most welcome to submit your own questions.
If you are an education, health or social care practitioner or if you work in an SEN department, you are also welcome to submit a question. The most important thing is that parents get the right information so that their children get the help they need.
We're aiming to have this service as a quick turnaround and the questions and answers will be posted here on the site. We're hoping to build up a small knowledge-bank of your questions and answers that will help other people too.
What can I ask about?
You can ask about any aspect at all about changing from a Statement to an EHCP, including what should go where, personal budgets, what kind of assessments, who should be supporting you locally, difficulties you're experiencing in the transfer, what you should be getting ready and when and so on...
If you do want to ask a question, you need to sign in or register free (this helps us prevent spam) and then submit your question. As soon as it's answered, it will be posted on the site and shared on social media .
Do please share both this and our Ask IPSEA service with your friends and support networks. If you're not sure if your question should be for IPSEA or for the Transition Clinic, don't panic - just send it in - they come to me initially - and I will make sure it goes to the right place!
Ready to begin? Visit now:
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- For children with SEND and their parents, a compassionate teacher is key - October 20, 2023