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Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board

The Education, Health and Care Needs Management Board will consider requests and provide advice about Education, Health and Social Care provision to meet the assessed needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25 when those needs are exceptional (i.e. education, health or social care needs cannot be met by provision normally available through the Local Offer).

The Management Board has been established to ensure that the decisions made by a single agency (health, education, social care, adults) are taken in a way that:

  • promotes co production, joint planning and joint commissioning of services
  • ensures a focus on high aspirations and improving outcomes

The EHCNM Board is an advisory and not a decision making forum. Referrals made by a single agency are discussed with partners who are able to share information and make recommendations. Decisions are then taken by the Managers/Commissioners of the agencies with statutory or delegated responsibility.

More details about the Boards role are found in the Terms of Reference.