Following the closure of schools from the 23rd March 2020 Government guidelines stated:
Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those children and young people up to the age of 25 with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
Those with an EHC plan should be risk-assessed by their school in consultation with the local authority (LA) and parents, to decide whether they need to continue to be offered a school or college place in order to meet their needs, or whether they can safely have their needs met at home. This could include, if necessary, carers, therapists or clinicians visiting the home to provide any essential services. Many children and young people with EHC plans can safely remain at home.
In order to ensure that our pupils with EHC plans are supported, we have consulted families with regards to whether or not their child needs to attend school. We have ensured that the expectations for work being done at home is understood and that pupils can access the work being set by school staff.
If you wish to speak to someone at the Local Authority, regarding your child's EHC Plan or request, then you can call the Parent Link Service on 0121 303 8461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The government has also provided further guidance on the implementation and administration of EHC plans at this time: