What is an Education, Health and Care plan?

An EHC plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person’s special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life. The plan is drawn up by the local authority after an EHC needs assessment.

Who needs an EHC plan?

EHC plans are for children and young people whose special educational needs require more help than would normally be provided in a mainstream education setting (a college, school, nursery). Although the plan can include health or social care needs, your child will not get a plan if they only have health or social care needs that do not affect their education.

How do I get an Education, Health and care plan?

EHC plans are drawn up by the local authority after an EHC needs assessment. You, your child’s education setting or your child, if over 16, can ask your local authority to carry out an assessment. Find out more about EHC needs assessments here.

What does an EHC plan cover?

The interest’s views, and aspirations of your child.

Outcomes – how the extra help will benefit your child

Health needs related to SEN.

Social care needs related to SEN.

Special educational needs (SEN).

Special educational provision (support).

Health provision.

Advice and information

Placement – type and name of school or other institution.

Personal budget arrangements.

Social care provision

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