EHC assessments and plans

SEND - Education and Health Care Plans

Introduction

This page is about how an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan can help some children and young people. The EHC plan replaced the Statement of Special Educational Needs, and covers children from birth up to the age of 25. Most children and young people will have their needs met without one, and will be able to access lots of support without an EHC plan. Watch the video below to find out more. For many children and young people, the Graduated Response will be used within early year’s childcare providers, schools and post 16 education providers. However this page explains what EHC plans are and how to apply for one. 

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