Frequently asked questions

What is the time scale for completing a transfer review

To transfer a child or young person from a statement to an EHC plan the local authority must undertake a 'transfer review' (EHC needs assessment). The parents must be given at least two weeks' formal notice that the review is to be undertaken and a clear date for when it will begin. The EHC plan must be completed in 14 weeks from the date of that formal notice [Article 21]. The notice should ideally also state when the transfer review meeting will be held.