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

Graduated Response and Education, Health and Care Plans

This section contains information on the Graduated Response and 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

Related information
The Graduated Response for SEND
What is an EHCP
How to ask for an EHCP
EHCP Timeline
Processes for those with an EHCP
Personal budgets and direct payments
How EHCPs are funded
The SEND Panel
Help and advice with EHCPs
SEND Tribunal
Feedback on support for SEN support
SEND forms