Children and young people with the highest level of assessed need may be eligible for a new type of statutory assessment which takes into account the child or young person's special educational need, together with any health or social care needs that they may have. This is called an 'Education, Health and Care Plan' or EHC Plan for short.
EHC Plans are integrated support plans for children and young people with complex special educational needs and physical disabilities.
They are focused on:
The EHC Plan will be prepared in partnership with the child or young person, parents, carers and relevant professionals working across education, health and social care specialist services.
Council for disabled children: Education, Health and Care plans
This fact sheet is written for parents to give them an overview of Education, Health and Care Plans. Amongst other things, it covers what a EHC plan looks like, what it contains and what to do when your child has a plan.