When a child or young person moves to another local authority, the ‘old’ authority must transfer the EHC plan to Devon County Council. This is usually done on the date that you move, if they have had 15 or more days’ notice. When your child’s EHC plan is transferred, Devon County Council becomes responsible for reviewing it and for making sure the special educational support in it is provided.
Within six weeks of the date when your child’s EHC plan is transferred, the 0-25 team in Devon must tell you (or the young person) when they will review it. They can also suggest that a new EHC needs assessment is done if they think it’s needed.
The 0-25 team must review the plan before one of the following deadlines, whichever is the later:
- within 12 months of the plan being made or being previously reviewed by the old authority, or
- within three months of the plan being transferred
When you move, if your child is part way through an EHC needs assessment, but hasn’t yet got an EHC plan, the assessment will stop. The 0-25 team in Devon will decide whether to do an assessment. As a parent or carer, you can ask the 0-25 team directly for an EHC needs assessment. They should consider the fact that the old authority was doing an assessment.