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Special Educational Needs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 203903, tabled on 19 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) have been transferred, (b) are waiting to be transferred and (c) have not been transferred from a SEND Statement to an EHC plan.

Answered on

7 January 2019

Data from local authorities shows that as of 15 December 2018, over 99.99% of the 236,225 statements of special educational needs in place on 31 August 2014 - the start of the transition period to Education Health and Care (EHC) plans - have either been:

a) transferred to an EHC plan

b) assessed and a decision made not to transfer to an EHC plan or

c) discontinued because they have left school at the end of compulsory schooling or after.

d) reviewed and discontinued as special needs being met without Statement or EHC plan or for other reasons.

The department is in contact with the local authorities who are working with families to address the specific circumstances in all remaining 67 cases and clear that the provision in the statement must continue until the review has been completed.

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