Transfer times for EHCPs extended

The maximum transfer time for transferring Statements of Education to the new Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) has been extended from 16 weeks to 20 weeks.

In a speech last week at the Association of Directors of Children’s Services Conference, Minister Edward Timpson announced that the Government will extend the maximum timescale for transferring individual statements from 16 to 20 weeks, matching the timescale for new assessments. This will take effect from 1 September 2015.

The Minister has written to Directors of Children’s Services about how this change will take effect.  You can read the letter here.

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