SEND Local Offer

Leicester City Transition Plan

Following the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014, Statements of Special Educational Needs and are being replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Young people in further education who are currently receiving support as a result of a Section 139a Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDA) and who request and need this level of support will also be transferred to an EHC plan.

This will be done over a three and half year period with those children or young people who are about to leave their current placement being prioritised first.  Children or young people with statements or LDAs will continue to have the same rights and support up to the point where this is replaced by an EHC plan.

An EHC plan will provide better co-ordinated and outcome focused planning for children and young people supporting their transition to further education/training, employment, independent living and support up to the age of 25 years where they require this. An EHC plan also provides greater personalisation of support including the option of a personal budget.

This plan describes how and when Leicester City proposes to transfer children and young people with statements or LDAs to the new EHC plans.

Further support 

SENDIASS provide independent and impartial information, support and advice is available to parents, carers or the young person through the transfer review process. 

For any queries and complaints about the transition process, contact the Special Education Service Manager on 0116 454 2050 or email


The following groups were consulted in developing the transition plan - Leicester Parent and Carer Forum; Big Mouth Forum; Schools, colleges and early years settings; health services and local authority services.