You can request a re-assessment if you believe that:
A re-assessment is an opportunity to collect new evidence to look at what support your child/YP may now need. You need to write to the local authority (LA) asking for a re-assessment of your child/YP’s education, health and care needs, explain why you think the current EHCP is not suitable.
The LA should respond within 15 days of receiving the request.
The LA do not have to reassess if they have carried out an assessment within the previous six months or if they consider that further assessment is not necessary.
If you already have the evidence of the changes needed for your child/YP it may be more effective to request that the EHCP is amended during a review.
It may help to speak to the SENCO, the relevant class teacher or subject teacher about your concerns. They may be able to provide evidence to support your request.
If the school or college share your concerns, they may write a letter which supports your request for a re-assessment, or the setting could make the request for a re-assessment of needs.
If you disagree with any of the above, the LA must send you a letter informing you of your right to mediation and appeal. You have 2 months from the date of the decision letter, or one month from the date of the mediation certificate whichever is later.
If you need more help or advice, please contact us