What we have done
Following feedback from families, we have created a series of pages which we hope will help young people and parents access information about Education, Health and Care plans (EHCP). The information should also help to identify the stage of application. We hope that the new pages will help young people and their families to understand the process better.
Education, health and care plans are a legally binding document outlining a child or young person’s special educational, health, and social care needs.
The document will give an up-to-date picture of a child or young person’s needs, based on assessments carried out by education, health and social care professionals. It will show which provision will be put in place to meet each of these needs and any provision listed must be specific, detailed and measured. The plan will name the educational setting to deliver the provision.
An EHCP details the individual support the child or young person requires to meet their needs and to achieve their hopes and aspirations for the future. The EHCP will detail the special educational provision needed which is above and beyond what the school can offer through SEND support.
You can find the Education, Health and Care Plan pathway here