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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans)

An Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) describes your child’s special educational needs (SEN) and the help they will get to meet them.

What should I expect to see in a Draft EHC plan

Guidance on what should be in the draft EHC Plan.

Choosing a school with an EHC plan

Guidance on choosing and naming a school on an EHC plan

Finalising the EHC Plan

You should receive a final EHC plan within a maximum of 20 weeks of the initial request.


Mediation is a way to try to settle a dispute and involves meeting with different parties to try to reach an agreement.

Education Otherwise

A parent may need to educate their child at home because there is no viable alternative due to their child’s particular needs, whether medical or otherwise.

Changing a school placement with an EHC plan

The EHCP is unlikely to remain the same and may become out of date or the child/young person may move to a different school or college.

Moving to a new Local Authority with an EHC Plan

If you are moving to a new Local Authority area, the EHC plan will need to transfer to the new local authority.