The assessment to see whether a child may require an Education, Health, and Care Plan is sometimes called a 'single assessment' but this can be misleading. It is actually a coordinated assessment and brings together all existing relevant information about a child. If further assessments are required, the ‘Keyworker’ from the SEN Team assigned to the family will arrange for them to happen.
The assessment process takes a maximum of 20 weeks but could be less if no further assessments are required and all the necessary information has been received.
Please visit the Islington SEND Local Offer directory for further information and downloads on the assessment process for an EHCP.
If you are a private, voluntary, or independent (PVI) sector setting and require the involvement from the EP Service to initiate the Education Health and Care single assessment, please contact the Islington Educational Psychology Service on 020 7527 3747 to discuss referring a child where you will then be guided on whether to complete and submit a request form.