Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)

The SEND Statutory Services Team are responsible for carrying out the statutory assessment process for special education needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. 

The team issue statutory EHCEHCEducation, Health and Care Plans and are responsible for finding school placements as part of those plans and for monitoring and reviewing the progress of children with special educational needs and the help that they receive in early years settings, schools and colleges.

The team can be contacted on 01202 128880 or at

Education Health and Care Needs AssessmentAssessmentMeasures children and young people’s learning and development and identifies additional needs./Annual ReviewAnnual ReviewThe review of an Education, Health and Care Plan that a local authority must undertake  within 12 months of issuing an EHCP or from the previous review. Survey

If you have recently gone through the assessment process for an Education Health and Care plan or had an annual review recently – please give us some feedback so we can improve our service.