Section 9 – Duty to prepare co-ordinated support plans
19.This section specifies the duties relating to co-ordinated support plans. Where it is established that a child or young person does require a co-ordinated support plan, and the education authority are responsible for their school education, then the authority must prepare a plan. The plan must record:
the reasons for the individual’s need for additional support,
the planned outcomes to be achieved that will ensure that the individual benefits from school education,
the additional support required to achieve these outcomes and who will provide that support,
the school the individual is to attend,
the details of the nominated person who will co-ordinate the plan, and
contact details of a named officer from whom information and advice may be sought.
20.The nominated co-ordinator and the contact person can be either one person or two separate people. The co-ordinator does not need to be employed by the education authority but the contact person does.