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Statements to EHCP transition 2016/17

  • Children, young people and families

Barnet’s transition plan

Barnet’s transition plan explains how and when children and young people who live in Barnet and who have statements, will be transferred to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

How many children and young people does this affect?

From September 2014 to April 2018 this applies to:

  • Around 1750 children and young people who live in Barnet who have statements of SEN
  • Over 200 young people with High Needs who have Learning Difficulty Assessments
  • a small number of young people who leave custody who have SEN
  • a small number of children and young people with statements who move into Barnet from another authority

Transition plan

The table below shows the groups of children and young people who can expect their statement to be transferred to an EHC Plan.

Summer term (academic year 2016/17)

Year groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10

By 31 March 2018

For those children in year groups 6 and 9 (in September 2017), together with any remaining children

How will I know when it is time for the statement to be transferred to an EHC Plan?

Your SEN Caseworker will write to you, and to the school, to let you know that a “transfer review” will take place.

The transfer review process involves making an EHC assessment. It is not necessary to ask for new reports from professionals if there are recent reports that are sufficient for the review.

The transfer review must not take longer than 20 weeks to complete.

You will be offered a meeting with your SEN Caseworker at a point during this process. You will also be offered independent support in the process so you can be fully involved.

After the completion of the transfer review the EHC Plan will be issued to you.

Help with the transfer review

Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (used to be known as the Parent Partnership Service) offers information, advice and support to children, young people and parents-carers. This includes support and advice on the transfer review process.

Families can receive help from an Independent Supporter. Part of the role of the Independent Supporter is to support families through the transfer review process. You can access support from an independent supporter either through Barnardo’s London Independent Support Service ISBarnet@barnardos.org.uk or the Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service on SendIASS@barnet.gov.uk or call 0208 359 7637.

If you have more questions

You can contact:

  • Your SEN Caseworker on 0208 359 7007
  • The head teacher or SENCO at your child’s school
  • The Barnet SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (this was previously called Parent Partnership Service) on 020 8359 7637
  • Barnardo’s London Independent Support Service ISBarnet@barnardos.org.uk
  • Barnet Parent Carer Forum info@barnetpcf.org.uk

If you want to get in contact, you can email SENadmin@barnet.gov.uk

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