FACE Child & Young Person's Education Assessment

A suite of integrated tools facilitating a clear, structured and personalised process for children and young people with special educational needs.

Compliant with legislation

The EHC assessment tools have all been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Children & Families Act 2014, gathering all required information in the appropriate format and sections.

Supports EHC process

The assessment tools support the entire end-to-end EHC process and are integrated with our RAS to calculate accurate education bandings and personal budgets.

Simplifies the process

All EHC tools have been developed to support the principle of 'asking a question once', and have been designed to enable copy forward of information from the initial request for an assessment, through to the EHC Plan and Review.

Supports multi-agency working

The toolset has been developed with healthcare, social care and education practitioners, offering seamless integration to deliver better outcomes for all.


The FACE Child & Young Person's Education Assessment Toolset has been developed in collaboration with several local authorities, to guide professionals through the EHC process and ensure evidence is collected to support decision making. The tools cover all areas of consideration as recommended within the Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice.

FACE Assessment Toolsets are a product of over 20 years’ development work involving hundreds of practitioners, service users and carers. They are guaranteed to meet all clinical, management and national requirements.

They are also updated regularly with the involvement of our user network. we are constantly seeking to both improve existing tools and design new tools to meet emerging needs.

Included in Toolset

  • Request for EHC Assessment
  • EHC Statutory Advice Request
  • EHC Plan
  • EHC Review

Training and Support

All toolsets include high quality supporting documentation and training materials. We can provide on-site training for new users through our network of experienced trainers.

In addition, we run a central training programme for people who wish to become ‘expert users’. This course is designed for senior practitioners or trainers who will be taking a lead in implementing FACE toolsets in their organisation.

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