Response to consultation on reviews of education, health and care plans: proposed timescales
BATOD has responded to the DfE consultation on reviews of education, health and care plans: proposed timescales. As BATOD responded in the consultation, BATOD feels the timeline for producing the plans should enable quality plans to be created. There is variation across the local authorities (LA) in their
present ability to meet the current legal timescales. Members note the disappointing quality of plans produced in some LAs. The challenges with current timescales mean that meetings to agree outcomes on the plan rarely happen, resulting in poor quality and at times, inappropriate plans. The ability to
provide quality plans requires an effective process from start to finish and better and adequate resources to meet the set timescale.