What is Independent Support?
From 1st September 2014 Statements of Special Educational Need changed to Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
Independent Support is a service which provides advice and support to children and young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities and their families who are either transferring from a Statement to an Education, Health and Care plan or requesting support for the first time.
Sunderland Carers' Centre provides the Independent Support service to children, young people and their families in Sunderland and has a team of trained Independent Support Workers who can help you through the EHC assessment and planning process.
The service is independent from the local authority and other services so our team can offer free impartial advice and support and represent your points of view to other professionals.