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.

EHC Needs Assessment ↗

When is an Education Health & Care Needs Assessment required and how do you request one.

What is an EHC Plan ↗

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

Annual Reviews ↗

What is an Annual Review and how should it work


Check our FAQs for some brief answers.

Choosing a placement ↗

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

For appeals and Mediation please see our Appeals Guides