What Is an EHCP Coordinator?
What Does an EHCP Coordinator Do?
An EHCP Coordinator is a professional who facilitates the process of creating and managing Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
They work within Local Authorities or educational settings and collaborate with various stakeholders, including parents/carers, educational professionals, health practitioners, and social care professionals.
What Are the Responsibilities of an EHCP Coordinator?
EHCP Coordinators are responsible for gathering information, coordinating assessments, and drafting EHCPs in order to fully assess a child’s needs. They ensure the plans are implemented effectively, review progress, and make necessary updates to support the child's educational and developmental needs.
While working as an EHCP Coordinator, you will be required to:
- Collaborate with parents/carers, educational professionals, health practitioners, and social care professionals to gather information about a child's special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
- Conduct assessments and reviews to determine the child's needs and requirements.
- Coordinate and facilitate multi-disciplinary meetings to develop Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
- Ensure that EHCPs are person-centred, comprehensive, and meet legal requirements.
- Act as the central point of contact for parents/carers, professionals, and agencies involved in the EHCP process.
- Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among all stakeholders.
- Coordinate assessments, reviews, and meetings to ensure timely and accurate information exchange.
- Maintain accurate records and documentation related to the EHCP process.
- Liaise with educational professionals, such as teachers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs), and support staff, to implement the provisions outlined in EHCPs.
- Collaborate with health practitioners, therapists, and social care professionals to coordinate and monitor the delivery of health and social care services as specified in EHCPs.
- Provide guidance and support to professionals involved in implementing EHCP provisions.
- Regularly review and monitor the child's progress, ensuring that EHCP provisions are effectively implemented.
- Collaborate with professionals and parents/carers to identify any necessary adjustments or updates to EHCPs.
- Participate in annual reviews and contribute to the evaluation of the child's progress and the effectiveness of EHCP provisions.
- Provide reports and updates to Local Authorities and other relevant bodies as required.
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