The SEND Assessment and Review Team are responsible for ensuring the legal process is followed for children either requesting an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan, or for children who have an EHC Plan.

The team are responsible for the continuing administration and review process of the EHC Plan during its lifetime. EHC Plans will be ceased either once the outcomes in the EHC Plan have been achieved, or once the learner turns 25.

The SEND Team will continually work with other services such as health, social care, education settings and any other service who is important in the child/young person’s life to ensure that their needs are being met.

The SEND Team will also work with families to resolve disagreements and complaints relating to special education provision.

SEND Caseworkers work across four different teams in Hull. Their role is to co-ordinate support for children and young people who have an EHC Plan or who are going through the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment Process (EHCNA). The role of a SEND Caseworker includes the following -

  • Co-ordinates the effective and timely delivery of the EHCNA process for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the 0-25 age range
  • Monitors Annual Review meetings for children and young people with an EHC plan who are educated in settings
  • Process and complete required actions from Annual Reviews. This includes amending EHC Plans following an Annual Review decision to amend
  • Co-ordinates person-centred Annual Review meetings for children and young people with an EHC plan and who are educated otherwise than at school or educated within the home
  • Co-ordinates the educational placement of children with EHCPs including transition into primary, secondary or post-16 provision
  • Represents the local authority at mediation and through the disagreement resolution service
  • Works closely with Health and Social Care on placements of children in out of area educational providers
  • Contributes to the strategic development of SEND Services in Hull
  • Inform parents/carers of the process and eligibility regarding personal budgets for provision of SEND support. Ensuring these are regularly reviewed to reflect the changing needs of the child or young person

*Please note caseworkers are not able to advise on which setting is best for you or your child, and SEND Caseworker’s cannot advocate for you or your child.

SEND Assessment and Review Team

Address: Hull City Council
79 Lowgate

Telephone: 01482 616 007