Education Health and Care Plans

1. Overview

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans replaced Statements of Special Educational Need.  The EHC Plan, sometimes referred to as a statutory plan, is the legal document which sets out:

  • the child/young person's needs
  • the outcomes for that child/young person
  • the provision needed to meet their needs/outcomes
  • the most appropriate educational placement

EHC plans cover the age range 0-25.  

The EHC pages of the ESCC website explain how families can request an EHC Needs Assessment.

The majority of children and young people do not require a statutory plan in order to be supported in their educational setting.

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