How long does it take to open a co-ordinated support plan (CSP)?

It should take no longer than 16 weeks for the education authority to prepare your child’s CSP. However, there are exceptions to this. For example, if the education authority has asked another agency such as health for help and they have not replied in time or if the agreement to open a CSP is made near the school holidays, it may not be possible to complete it within 16 weeks.  If there is a delay, the education authority must tell you and set a new date for the opening of the CSP. Whatever happens, the time spent preparing the plan should not be more than 24 weeks.

For further information please see Enquire factsheet 13 – Co-ordinated support plans.

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