Education Health & Care Plans

Education Health & Care Plans are also known as EHCPs or EHC plans. These are given by the local authority after an EHC needs assessment has taken place and it shows that specialist provision is needed over and above what a mainstream school would be expected to provide from its own resources.

On this page you can click on the headings to find out more details.

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When and how to request an EHC Needs Assessment.

What is an Education Health Care Plan and what should it contain?

What to do when you receive your draft and how to check it

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What is an Annual Review and how should it work

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Check our FAQs on EHCNAs & EHCPs for some brief answers.

How do I choose a placement and what do I need to consider?

For appeals and Mediation please see our Appeals Guides