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Last Updated - August 26, 2023

What is an EHC needs assessment?

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is:

  • a type of assessment process carried out by the Local Authority (LA).
  • a holistic assessment of a child or young person’s Education, Health and Care needs.
  • a process takes up to 20 weeks from start to finish

At the end of the EHC needs assessment the LA will decide:

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