Need help with an EHC Plan?
The Independent Support Partnership (ISP) can support you through the process of applying for a new Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan or the conversion from an existing statement to an EHC Plan if you live in the Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow boroughs. We are the first point of contact for new EHC Plans or conversions from statements. The Independent Support Partnership work with range of partners including the Parent Partnership Service, voluntary sector and local authority. Independent Support Partnership is a free service to young people, children and families.
How the service works
Independent Supporters can help young people, children and families by;
- Supporting you in understanding the legal framework that underpins the changes.
- Preparing for and thinking through with you what the changes mean for your situation.
- Preparing for meetings with schools and/or the Local Authority.
- Attending meetings with schools and/or the Local Authority to support you in ensuring that your voice is heard.
Important Note: Please do contact us for advice, information and support if you have applied for or are considering applying for an EHC Plan or have a Statement of Special Educational Needs that is being reviewed to become an EHC Plan.
Getting the help you need
If you would like more information or would like to talk to the ISP for advice with an EHCP please do contact us on
Phone: 020 8831 6076
ISP Referral form:ISP Referral Form Richmond and Kingston.docx (377 downloads)
Memorandum of Understanding (Richmond and Kingston)
The Independent Support Partnership (ISP) is delivered by Richmond AID and Ruils accross Richmond and Kingston. The SENDIASS service is delivered by Kids accross Richmond and Kingston.
The ISP and SENDIASS service at KIDS have agreed referral procedures with the Local Authority and Parent Carer Forums to ensure that Families and Young People have access to appropriate advice that meets their needs.
Memorandum of Understanding (Hounslow)
The Independent Support Partnership (ISP) is delivered by Richmond AID in Hounslow. The Independent Support Partnership (ISP) and Hounslow Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) will be providing Independent Supporters to support and advise families and young people in Hounslow. Support and advice will be offered about elements of the current Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms. The ISP and SENDIASS, the Local Authority and Hounslow Parent Carer Forum have agreed referral procedures to ensure that parents and young people can access to appropriate support.
Please see the below link to the ISP & partners Referral Procedures and Information Sharing Hounslow:
Hounslow-signed-protocal-and-MoU-Final.pdf (167 downloads)
The local authority in Hounslow provide the SENDIASS service and can also advise in EHC Plans. You can contact them on 020 8583 2607 if you would like to know more.