Not all EHC needs assessments will end up with the child or young person getting an EHCP. Usually, this will be because the outcome of the assessment shows that the child / young person’s Special Educational Needs can be met at ‘SEN Support’ level.
If this is the decision, the local authority will issue a ‘Summary of Assessment’ for the child / young person. This will hold all of evidence gathered in the EHC needs assessment and the suggested recommendations made by professionals.
However, the summary of assessment is an advisory document only – it does not have the same legal status or offer the same protections as an EHC plan and the education setting, local authority or health authority partners cannot be compelled to implement the recommendations.
The Summary of Assessment will not name an educational setting.