Requesting your own EHCP (16-25 year olds)
Once you've turned 16, you're legally entitled to make a request for an EHCP needs assessment for yourself. You can do this:
- On your own following our guidance
- With help from a friend or family member
- With help from someone who helps you, such as a teacher, personal assistant or care worker
Many young people with special educational needs will need less support as they move towards greater independence. The majority of their support needs should be met through resources already available within the further educational setting. Additional support that may be needed to enable a young person to be fully prepared as they move into adult life will be identified and planned for through the ‘preparing for adulthood’ process from Year 9.
For a minority of young people moving to or within further education the provision of an education, health and care assessment may be necessary, and considered as a result of the principles and process set out in the guidance and criteria document.