Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans
An education, health and care plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
The plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
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EHC Needs Assessment
An EHC needs assessment is the first step to getting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan if your child needs more support than is available through Special Educational Needs Support. It is a legal process carried out by the local authority.
An EHC plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.
Appeal an Education, Health and Care Plan decision
What if if you disagree with a decision the local authority has made about an education, health and care (EHC) plan.