What if a child is not making progress, even with SEND support?
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If a child has not made the expected progress, even though the school has identified, assessed and provided SEND support, the school or the parents /carer should consider requesting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment. This replaced the assessment for a statement of special educational needs under the old SEN system. This kind of assessment is needed to work out if a child need special educational provision.
Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014 explains that special educational provision is: