Some services are funded through EHCP, through the NHS or the LA education budget, if it is the latter you will need to ask the SEN/ALN/ASN team to assign funding/make referrals to the relevant team.
If a service is refusing on the grounds of being Home Educated, it is important to say, in writing, ‘you have a legal duty to all children regardless of the educational venue’.
No service can refuse to carry out assessments if you offer an alternative to school, i.e. Home Ed group, other social groups, at home etc.
You may need to ask the school nurse (they cover Home Educated children) or the GP to do a referral to a service.
There is a government consultation about proposed new EHE (England) guidance. We will be producing a guide ASAP to help you respond, so no need to rush in.
For now, have a read, BUT DO NOT PANIC ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES: