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Important information re EHCP transfers for Year 9 and above.

Important information re EHCP transfers for Year 9 and above.

Parents of children in years 9 or 10 and above who are transferring to an EHCP will be aware that the EHCP template looks slightly different to the template for children below year 10.  The reason for this is that the Code of Practice requires that from year 9 onward, reviews must have a focus on Preparing for Adulthood (PfA). 

Richmond and Kingston have chosen to create a form that reflects the Preparing for Adulthood categories for sections B, E and F. This has caused some confusion and difficulty for some schools and parents. 

Working together to resolve this

On January 11th a meeting was held between a group of parents, the AfC Post-16 SEN Team and Linda Jordan (from the DfE’s PfA pathfinder group) to discuss some guidelines that could help to clarify things. 

The draft guidance is on the SEND Family Voices website and we have added a copy of the proposed draft here also

Once it is agreed by the EHCP Process Governance Group ( scheduled for March), it will be formalised and placed in the Golden Binder on the Local Offer.

We suggest that if your child is in year 9 or above and moving to an EHCP it would be helpful to read the draft guidance:

Draft guidance (opens a pdf)

If you experience problems with using the draft form, please let SEND Family Voices know and we will try to work with AfC to find a solution.


Additional resources from Preparing for Adulthood
On the theme of Preparing for Adulthood, The Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years (PfA Review), has been developed as part of a package of tools developed by the Whole School SEND Consortium to embed good SEND provision in schools. It is designed to support schools in preparing children and young people with SEN and disabilities for the next stage of their learning and development and into adulthood.