Some children who have additional support needs will need support from their school and from other services such as social work and the NHS.

A Coordinated Support Plan helps to make sure that all the services work together to meet your child's learning needs.

How do I know if my child needs a Coordinated Support Plan?

A coordinated support plan must be created for a child who has additional support needs, if all the following conditions apply:

  • A child's additional support needs arise from complex or multiple factors
  • The child’s additional support needs are likely to last for more than one year
  • The child gets a high level of support from education and at least one other agency to meet his or her learning targets

Complex factors

These are factors which have a major negative effect on learning.

Multiple factors

Multiple factors are not complex by themselves, but together have a major negative effect on learning.

Support from other agencies

We will consider how often your child gets support, who is involved and whether this support is needed to make sure your child’s agreed learning targets are met.

Requesting an assessment

You have the right to ask us to assess if your child should be considered for a co-ordinated support plan. You can ask us for a specific type of assessment to help decide if a coordinated support plan is needed. However, you can't ask for a specific person or organisation to make the assessment.

A young person aged 16 or over can make this request themselves.

If you have any further questions, please contact your school.