How we help Get support Education, Health and Care plans EHC needs assessments Asking for an EHC needs assessment Making a request for an EHC needs assessment: Model letter 1 Asking for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment: Model letter 1 You can use this letter to request an EHC needs assessment. There is more information on when you might want to make this request, and how to make it, here. Remember to keep a copy of any letter you send. If you need further advice, you can book an advice line appointment with IPSEA. Who should I write to? You should write to the most senior person at the LA, usually called the Director of Children’s Services. You can find information and contact details for this person by clicking here. When will I hear back? The LA should respond within 6 weeks of receiving your request. Remember to keep a copy of any letter or email you send. If you don’t get a reply within 6 weeks, or if you need further advice, you can book an appointment to speak with us.