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Educational Psychologist Assessments

What is an Educational Psychologist? In England, Wales and Northern Ireland a newly qualified Educational Psychologist will be required to complete a 3-year postgraduate training programme to doctorate level. The first year is largely university-based, while in the...

How to Get an EHCP for ADHD

When it comes to educational support, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may require additional resources and provisions to thrive. An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) can play a vital role in ensuring these needs are met. In this blog...

Autism and EHCPs: What You Need to Know

For parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum, understanding how to access and maximise support can be daunting. One critical tool at your disposal in England is the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). In this blog post, we'll delve into the connection...

EHCP Assessment Applications

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that allows them to fulfil their potential. For children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), this support often comes in the form of an Education, Health and Care...

EHCP Appeal Process Guide

The ehcp appeals process provides a procedure for parents or carers to challenge decisions made about their child's special educational needs provision. Here we provide a comprehensive overview of the EHCP appeals process and what you need to know to navigate it...

Preparing and attending a SENDIST Tribunal

- This paper is in two parts. Preparing for SEND - which looks at the likely issues between lodging the appeal and getting to the TribunalAttending the Tribunal - which looks at what you can expect to happen from Final Evidence to preparing for the hearing, during the...

Expert Witnesses for your child

Getting an Expert Witnesses As part of the EHCP process, a child will normally be seen by at least an Educational Psychologist (EP) and sometimes a Speech & Language Therapist (SALT) or Occupational Therapist (OT). There may be others involved as well such as a...

How to write a parental contribution for the EHCP

You are the expert on your child. You know more about the child than anyone else, even if they do have a lot of letters after their name! The ‘Parental Contribution’ is your opportunity to provide your views about your child and how their needs affect them and the...

EHCP Annual Review guide

Welcome to Education Advocacy’s EHCP Review Guide. Scroll down to find key information about the Education, Health, and Care Plan (pertaining to England only). Read about: What an annual review is and how it affects youYour involvement in annual reviewsWhat rights you...

What is the SEN Register/SEN Support?

Welcome. Join us as we introduce the SEN Register, what it is, how young people are added to it, what happens if you are considered to have SEN,  what support you can receive, SEN Support Planning and why you shouldn’t be worried. So, what is the SEN Register/SEN...

EHCP Timeline

Welcome. Below you’re going to find our EHCP Timeline, breaking down the process of procuring an Education, Health & Care Plan, showing what happens at each stage along the way.  As you will see, the entire process, by law, should last no more than 20 weeks,...

SEN system gone wrong?

A new study from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), published last month, highlights significant inconsistencies in how children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England are identified and supported. The report can be read in full here. Is...

SEN Transport: How it Works

Local authorities have specific duties to provide free home to school transport to those students with special educational needs who are deemed eligible for transport. The duties differ depending on age and whether those who are deemed eligible are attending what the...

Phase Transfer

The term “Phase Transfer” applies to those children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) who are transferring between various phases of education: Early years to school Primary school to middle school Infant to Junior School Junior to...

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

Welcome to this short guide on the Education Health and Care Plan process. It is not a substitute for formal legal advice and is for information purposes only. If you have specific concerns or think that we can help you then, please contact us via the contact...