What will the LA’s response say?

You will receive a decision letter from the LA stating whether they have agreed to carry out an EHC assessment or not, along with their reasons for the decision.

If the LA agrees to carry out an assessment, various people will need to be approached for advice.

If the LA refuses to carry out an assessment, you have the right to appeal against this decision. The letter should explain that there is a right to appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and should contain details of a mediation service for you to contact.