The SEND Code of Practice says:

"The local authority must send the draft EHC plan to the child’s parent or to the young person and give them at least 15 days to give views and make representations on the content. During this period, the local authority must make its officers available for a meeting with the child’s parent or the young person on request if they wish to discuss the content of the draft EHC plan" (9.77) 

This is an opportunity to meet with the Special Needs Officer and any other relevant professionals to ensure that the draft plan contains all the right information, and is an opportunity to ask any questions or make comments.

If you are not already offered a meeting with the local authority you, or the young person, have the right to request one.


Independent Supporters can support you at these meetings if you require.