Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
The majority of children and young people with SEN or disabilities will have their needs met within local mainstream early years settings, schools or colleges. Some children and young people may require an Education, Health and Care needs assessment in order for the council to decide whether it is necessary for it to make provision in accordance with an EHCP.
An Education, Health and Care Plan will set out clearly the special educational needs of a child or young person, what support they need, and who should provide it.
- The Education section of the plan will explain what is needed for the child to achieve the best they can in their learning. It will say which school or college the child will go to
- The Health section of the plan will set out any health services or health support that the child needs to ensure they can learn and participate fully in the curriculum
- The Social Care section of the plan will explain any services that the council will provide to support your child and family to live as ‘ordinary’ a life as possible
If you would like independent advice and support about your child's special educational needs, or about the special educational needs process you can contact: