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EHC needs assessments and plans


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What is SEND support?

Find out what support you can get if your child has SEND.

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What is an education, health and care (EHC) plan?

Find out what your options are and how you can get help to support your child.

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How do you ask for an EHC plan?

Find out if your child needs an EHC plan and what other support there is.

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Myth busting EHC plans

Find out what's true and what's not about EHC plans.


5 to 11 years

What happens at a review for an EHC plan?

Find out what your options are and how you can get help to support your child.

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Outcomes for EHC plans

Find out what your options are and how you can get help to support your child.

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Person centred planning

Find out what person centred planning is and how it can help you and your child.

0 to 5 years

Challenging decisions in an EHC plan

Find out what your options are and how you can get help to support your child.


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Apply for a school place if your child has an EHC plan.

What to do about applying for a school place if your child has an EHC plan.

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Exclusions and alternative provision

Alternative support for children and young people who can't access full-time education at school.

EHCP What we've been doing

What have we been doing?

Making things better: how we've been working to improve our service to you.

Contact the 0 to 25 special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) Assessment Team

Email: senteam@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305224895
Full contact details for Contact the 0 to 25 special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) Assessment Team

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