Four types of disagreement

IDR can be used to help resolve four types of disagreement between:

  • us, parent/carers and young people, governing bodies of maintained schools or nursery schools, early years providers, further education institutions or the proprietors of academies about how those organisations are carrying out their education, health and care duties for children and young people with SEND. These duties include our duties to keep their education and care provision under review, the duties to assess needs and draw up an EHC Plan and the duty on governing bodies to use their best endeavours to meet children and young people’s SEND;
  • parent/carers and young people and early years Providers, schools or post-16 institutions about the special educational provision made for a child or young person;
  • parent/carers and young people and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) or us about health or social care provision during an EHC Plan needs assessments, while an EHC Plan is being drawn up, reviewed or when children or young people are being reassessed. IDR can also be used to resolve disagreements over special educational provision through assessments, the drawing up of an EHC Plan, while waiting for tribunal appeals and at review or during reassessments;
  • us and CCGs during an EHC Plan needs assessments or reassessments, the drawing up of an EHC Plan or reviews of those plans for children and young people with SEND. In relation to EHC Plans, this includes the description of the child or young person’s education, health and care needs and any education, health and care provision set out in the plan. These disagreements do not involve parent/carers and young people.