CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: Asking for an Education, Health and Care needs assessment (template letter 1)

You can use this letter to request an education, health and care (EHC) needs assessment. Our page about asking for an EHC needs assessment contains information on when you might want to make this request, and how to make it. 

This template letter is for general advice purposes and will need to be tailored to your own individual circumstances. Please read all the information on this page and, if possible, we recommend you take advice on using this letter.

Who should I write to?

You should write to the most senior person at your local authority, usually called the Director of Children’s Services. You can find information and contact details for this person on the Association of Directors of Children’s Services website.  

When will I hear back?

The LA must respond within 6 weeks of receiving your request (except for in very exceptional circumstances).

Remember to keep a copy of any letter or email you send. If you don’t get a reply within 6 weeks you can use our template letter. If you need further advice, you can book an appointment to speak with us.