Independent Support through the EHCP process

  • Independent support is an independent, impartial and confidential service which offers support to families and young people aged 0-25 years.
  • Independent support is the service that offers information and support as you go through the Education, health and care plan assessment and planning process.
  • And independent supporter will work with you if you are new to the EHCP process, transferring from a statement of special educational needs or a Learning Difficulty Assessment.

Independent Supporters can provide support in a variety of ways

  • Face to face at a place and time to suit you.
  • Telephone support.
  • Help you to gather the information required as part of the assessment process.
  • Provide information on personal budgets.
  • Sign post you to local Information, Advice and Support Services.

How to access support

Please contact SSIASS: