Template Letter: Requesting an EHCP to be finalised (not following an Annual review or EHC Needs Assessment)

All of the parts of this letter in bold will need to be changed or deleted so that they are relevant to your situation. 


[Your address and contact details] 

[Area SEN Manager] 


And by email to: [insert email address] 


Dear [name of Area Manager]

[Child or young person’s name], DoB [date of birth]: Request for EHCP to be finalised  

I am writing [as the parent of the above child / on behalf of the above young person] who had her EHCP turned into a draft copy on [date].  

We have 15 days to check the draft EHCP and we are writing to request that the draft is finalised as soon as possible but in any event within 5 working days of receiving this letter. 

We do want [name of child] to be out of education longer than necessary and because [then give reasons: peace of mind that a placement would be secured, child can return to education with peers, has some form of structure in their life, due to the mental health of the child, as she has been out of school for a year and wants to continue in education]. 

I look forward to hearing from you and trust that it will not be necessary to take this matter further. 

Yours faithfully, 

[Your name] 

[Or if on behalf of a young person:] 

[Your name] on behalf of [name of young person]