Decision not to issue an EHC plan

If the local authority decides not to issue a draft EHCP, they must let you know (within 16 weeks of the initial request), explain the reasons for their decision and tell you about your right to mediation and appealing to the SEND tribunal.

They should provide clear written feedback, including evidence and reports from professionals collected during the EHC needs assessment process.

This information enables support to be planned to achieve the desired outcomes through special educational provision made by the setting and other services.