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Sheffield, England, S11 8JF
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Helping parents, schools, and professionals to navigate the complex legal system of special educational needs and Education, Health & Care Plans.

Talking about Education, Health and Care Plans

Talking about Education, Health and Care Plans, and how to support parents and professionals through the complex process.

* 31st March deadline for EHCPs *

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Is your child moving to Secondary or Post 16 in September of this year?

If so, was your child’s EHCP reviewed and finalised with amendments (particularly to Section I) by 31st March of this year?

If not, your local authority is in breach of its legal duty.

The significant problem here is, if the LA do not name a school or placement of your choice, it may make it too late for you to appeal to the First Tier Tribunal before the summer holidays.

It is a systematic flaw (to allow the LA to ‘get away’ with missing deadlines and to not have a big window for appeals before the summer holidays) and one that could have significant consequences on your child’s placement, with particular impact on your legal rights. If the LA have not reviewed your EHCP and you need them to do this for a move to a new placement in September, issue an immediate judicial review, pre-action letter below: