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Hi, I'm wigburt! Seeking support with appealing son's EHCP.

wigburt Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 2021 in Education
I am here for support and advice as I am in the process of appealing section I (school) of my son’s ehc plan and I am so anxious, confused and stressed.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,099 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Sorry I dint know anything about this topic but others will 

    You may find some helpful stuff in parents and carers section or learning and education 

    Fingers crossed for you 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @wigburt - & welcome to the community. I'm sorry to read you are having problems with your son's EHC plan. Scope has some info which you may find helpful here:
    It may also be helpful to contact IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice): https://www.ipsea.org.uk/
    I hope you can get this resolved, & we will all support you as much as we can. Kindly let us know how you get on, thank you. :)
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

    Scope community team

    edited April 2021
    Hello @wigburt and welcome to our community.  I'm sorry that it's under these stressful circumstances but I'm sure we can help.

    As I understand section I relates to the school or other setting to be attended and IPSEA - as suggested by @chiarieds - recommend the following:
    What if I just want to appeal Section I?

    It is worth remembering that an EHC plan should follow a process: first, all the child or young person’s SEN should be identified in Section B. Then, provision to meet each of those needs must be identified in Section F. The school or other institution named in Section I will be an institution which is able to meet the needs and provision as set out in Sections B and F.

    Therefore if you want to appeal Section I of an EHC plan we would always recommend that you consider whether Sections B and F give enough accurate detail about the needs and provision required to support your arguments for the school or other institution you want in Section I.
    To speak more in-depth about your particular circumstances, I'd encourage you to book a free advice line appointment with IPSEA in which you'll have 30 minutes to run through your worries and get their specialised input.  

    While you could also contact the following organisations who have Special Educational Needs and Disability expertise:
    In relation to the stress and anxiety you're feeling, I'm so sorry that it's having that impact.  As you care so much and want the best for your son, these barriers to education are understandably going to give you a knock  :(  Do you feel well supported in terms of your mental health?  And also, do you think speaking about it with your GP might help?  These might be things to consider going forwards.  

    Please let us know how you get on and we wish you all the best.  Oh, just to add(!) I've moved your post to our Education and learning category and slightly tweaked the title to help others better understand what your thread's about :) 
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  • wigburt
    wigburt Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Update the school I wanted my son to go to has agreed to take him so now the local authority have sent me a new copy of his ehcp with section I updated to the the school I chose, thank you everyone.


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