Integrated Children’s Disability Service
Education Placement Consultation for Children, Young People with an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP)
Nottinghamshire County Council supports the inclusion of children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) in mainstream education provision in the communities in which they live. Nottinghamshire County Council provide funding and support services to education placements to enable children and young people to be educated alongside their siblings and friends.
For a small number of children and young people with SEND their needs are so exceptional that access to mainstream education is not appropriate and in these cases Nottinghamshire County Council aim to meet educational needs in our maintained special schools
The fundamental principle of the Education Act 1996, reinforced by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, is that the special education needs (SEN) of children will normally be met in mainstream schools or settings wherever possible. The statutory guidance for Local Authorities and schools, set out in the SEN Code of Practice, reflects this.
For further information re. processes please refer to (Can be found in downloads on the right side of this page):
- Education Placement Consultation Guidance
- Key Transfer Guidance
- Home school Transport guide
- Post 16 Guidance
Please also see a copy (under downloads) of the consultation summary form that education settings complete based on the child, young person’s EHCP, annual review paperwork & assessment visit if appropriate re: potential placements and then return to the local authority
Following consultation and confirmation of education placement if the child, young person is eligible for home school transport You will need to complete an online form, please use the link below:
Once you have accessed this page you can scroll down to apply for special needs travel assistance. You can also download a paper form from there.