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Brighton & Hove City Council achieves EHC conversion target

3 May 2018

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As part of the SEND reforms launched in September 2014, local authorities were tasked with converting all existing Statements of special educational needs into Education, Health and Care Plans by 31st March 2018 – a truly mammoth task not just for the SEN teams but also for SENCOs, Amaze SENDIASS/independent supporters, educational psychologists and all the other professionals involved.

It’s great news that, by 31st March, Brighton & Hove had completed 1,298 conversions (all but one of its total number of statements) whilst very many local authorities still have large numbers waiting to be converted. The one outstanding conversion was delayed at the parents’ request and involves a highly complex network of services.

All Brighton & Hove’s 1,299 statemented children had to have a review of their needs in order to co-produce the Education, Health and Care plan between parents/carers, the child/young person, schools and involved professionals.

Despite the pressures, Brighton & Hove are especially proud of the fact that they maintained the spirit of the new Children and Families Act and offered a co-production meeting to every family.

Amaze would like to congratulate everyone involved in this remarkable achievement.

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