|EHC Plan and Needs Assessment Process
- EHC Plan reviewed, updated, by the school, college or training provider, and focuses on plans for the future.
- Job applications, work experience, or further study are planned as required by young person
- Parents and young person discuss potential post 19 options with provider and key worker and plan visits as appropriate
- Health and social care may continue transition planning and a community care assessment may be carried out for young people that are likely to be eligible for adult social care services
|Friends, Relationships and My Community
- Think about how to make sure friendships will be maintained after school ends
- Support young person to plan how to keep in touch with others and vice versa
- Can/does young person access local services such as sports centres, libraries, cinemas, restaurants, shopping centres etc?
- Family is accessing any information or support they may need
- Short break provision is available up to the young persons 19th birthday if eligible
- Check that the young person can use a mobile phone, email and social networking sites to support their ability to maintain friendships
- Check family has information about support they can access, including carers assesment
|Preparing for and Finding Employment
- Ensure the Career Plan continues to be updated
- Plan to spend progressively more time in job/further education young person is interested in
- Continue to explore all possible options including supported employment, apprenticeships, work based learning, work-related learning at college, paid work, self-employment, higher education
- Consider support required for young person to access services via Job Centre Plus e.g. Disability Employment Advisor and Access to Work
- Where there are particular difficulties with travelling independently, consider assistance available as outlined under the Transport in the Local Offer page
- Explore how any Personal Budget or Direct Payment might be used to support employment aspirations
- Have information on the range of housing options available to ensure people think about where they might live when thinking about job
- Seek benefits advice
- Think about personal budgets and how these might be used to personalise a young person’s support
- Where a young person is unable to travel independently, consider support that might be necessary to develop independent travel skills and/or assistance that might be available
- Ensure young person and family know when they will be discharged from each of the services they use now and who will take over responsibility
- Ensure the young person/family knows how their health needs will be met
- Annual Health Check via GP if eligible & GP surgery is participating in the scheme
- If young person is educated out of area, start thinking about accessing Barnet health services on their return
- If you have a communication passport check that it is up to date and available for the relevant professionals, with consent.
Consider how annual review can be joined up with any other reviews a young person has e.g. Child Looked After (CLA), Child In Need (CIN), etc.