EHC needs assessment related templates

A McColl made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 26 authorities

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,

The Education Health and Care assessment process involves the local authority (SEN department) asking for and securing advice and information from agencies on the child or young person's needs and what provision may be required to meet those needs and outcomes. Paragraph 9.49 of the SEN Code of Practice explains what advice and information must be sought and who from. Agencies must respond within 6 weeks of the request.

1. Please provide a blank request form template or templates used for requesting advice and information from agencies as part of the EHC assessment process.
2. Please provide a copy of service agreements with agencies. If these cannot be disclosed in whole, I would like to see the information on any recommended phrasing for EHCP assessment reports where requested by the local authority: these may include assessments from educational psychology, social care, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, CAMHS etc. This is not an exhaustive list.

Please contact me if you require any clarification.

Yours faithfully,

A McColl

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Paula Green (ECS), Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good afternoon

 

Please find attached the templates requested in Q1 of your FOI. The
letters are currently under review at present and are likely to be changed
in the next 2 months.

 

 

·         S1 – letter to school requesting further info to enable full
submission – PRE AGREED TO ASSESS

·         H2 – letter to school following a parental submission –
requesting full advice – PRE AGREED TO ASSESS

·         S6 form - for schools asking them to set a PCP and subsequently
the PCP minutes – ONCE AGREED TO ASSESS

·         O11 form - to request the advice for all professionals when
undergoing assessment – ONCE AGREED TO ASSESS

 

 

I am not able to disclose the full service agreements as requested in Q2
due to commercial sensitivity. Please can you clarify what information you
would like?

 

Kind regards

 

 

Paula Green

Interim SEND Manager

Oldham Council

Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham

Tel – 0161 770 3158

E-mail – [1][email address]

 

The Council’s [2]SEND Local Offer website has been updated with new
information and access to services.  We will continue to update and add
information on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Paula Green (ECS),

Ref Q2: I'm only interested in if they contain any recommended phrasing for EHCP assessment reports. That wouldn't be sensitive info so the rest could be redacted as other LAs have done.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

Paula Green (ECS), Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi

Can you send me an example from another LA please.

Thanks

Paula Green
Interim SEND Manager
Education and Early Years
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Oldham Council
Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham
Tel – 0161 770 3158
E-mail – [email address]

The Council’s SEND Local Offer website has been updated with new information and access to services.  We will continue to update and add information on a regular basis.

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Dear Paula Green (ECS),

Yes of course, can you enter the email here of who to email it to, you will need to put gaps between the letters or this site hides the email address.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

Paula Green (ECS), Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi

It's p a u l a . g r e e n @ o l d h a m . g o v . u k

Regards

Paula Green
Interim SEND Manager
Education and Early Years
Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods
Oldham Council
Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham
Tel – 0161 770 3158
E-mail – [email address]

The Council’s SEND Local Offer website has been updated with new information and access to services.  We will continue to update and add information on a regular basis.

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Dear Paula Green (ECS),

Sent - thank you

Yours sincerely,

A McColl