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Letter from Edward Timpson Regarding EHC Plan Transfers

Letter from Edward Timpson Regarding EHC Plan Transfers

Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, has written to the Directors of Children's Services regarding the transfer of Statements to Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans by the end of March 2018. 

The Department for Education will now carry out a monthly survey to collect data on the progress local authorities are making towards transferring all the Statements into EHC plans. The online survey to be issued on the first working day of each month will ask two questions: 

  • How many transfers of SEN Statements have yet to be completed?
  • Of those remaining, how many does the LA expect to complete by March 2018?

This data will support the Department to assess whether local authorities are on track to meet this requirement and to identify what further support may be needed to undertake the transfer process effectively.

Released On 31st Mar 2017