‘The purpose of an EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible outcomes for them across education, health and social care and, as they get older, prepare them for adulthood.’
9.2. DfE (2015) Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice
From 1 September 2014, Education, Health and Care Plans were introduced across England as part of the SEND Reforms. They are statutory plans and are starting to replace Statements of Special Educational Needs. All children who have a statement of special educational needs will be transferred to an Education, Health and Care plan by April 2018.
Find out about converting to an Education, Health and Care plan.
Education, Health and Care plans are for children and young people who are in education, up to age 25 years old who have significant special educational needs that affects their learning. The plans help coordinate the support available to the child or young person and their families across their education, health and social care needs. From the age of 14 Education, Health and Care plans include the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes.
Find out about Preparing for Adulthood outcomes.
The Education, Health and Care plan must take no longer than 20 weeks to issue from when a request for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment has been received by the Local Authority.
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Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.