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EHC needs Assessment & EHC Annual Review Timescales

The diagram below sets out the statutory timescales and decision points for the process of EHC needs assessment and EHC plan development that local authorities must adhere to, subject to specific exemptions set out in paragraph 9.42 (Page 152) in the SEND Code of Practice January 2015.

Throughout the statutory process for EHC needs assessment and EHC plan development, local authorities must work in partnership with the child and his or her parent or young person.