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Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

What is an EHCP?
The purpose of an EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible

outcomes for them across education, health and social care and, as they get older, prepare them for adulthood. To achieve this, local authorities use the information from the assessment to:


• Establish and record the views, interests and aspirations of the parents and child or young person

• Provide a full description of the child or young person’s special educational needs and any health and social care needs

• Establish outcomes across education, health and social care based on the child or young person’s needs and aspirations

• Specify the provision required and how education, health and care services will work together to meet the child or young person’s needs and support the achievement of the agreed outcomes


EHCPs replace the current Statement of Special Educational Needs and Section 139a Learning Difficulty Assessment and have the same protection in law as a Statement of SENSpecial Educational Needs.


Click here for an Education Health and Care Plan template.


Click here for more detailed information from Hampshire County Council


Click here for a useful flowchart about requesting an EHC Plan.


Click here for a useful flowchart about EHC Assessments.


Click here to read a simple flowchart about SENSpecial Educational Needs Support and what to do think your child may have Special Educational Needs.


Click here for a useful flowchart about disagreement, resolution and mediation.


Links to other articles:


Transition plan for secondary placement

EHC Assessments

Appealing

Resolution and mediation

Hampshire's EHCP Transfer Plan

Transferring Statements to new EHC Plans


Last Edited 14/09/2016

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Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans

What is an EHCP?
The purpose of an EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible

outcomes for them across education, health and social care and, as they get older, prepare them for adulthood. To achieve this, local authorities use the information from the assessment to:


• Establish and record the views, interests and aspirations of the parents and child or young person

• Provide a full description of the child or young person’s special educational needs and any health and social care needs

• Establish outcomes across education, health and social care based on the child or young person’s needs and aspirations

• Specify the provision required and how education, health and care services will work together to meet the child or young person’s needs and support the achievement of the agreed outcomes


EHCPs replace the current Statement of Special Educational Needs and Section 139a Learning Difficulty Assessment and have the same protection in law as a Statement of SENSpecial Educational Needs.


Click here for an Education Health and Care Plan template.


Click here for more detailed information from Hampshire County Council


Click here for a useful flowchart about requesting an EHC Plan.


Click here for a useful flowchart about EHC Assessments.


Click here to read a simple flowchart about SENSpecial Educational Needs Support and what to do think your child may have Special Educational Needs.


Click here for a useful flowchart about disagreement, resolution and mediation.


Links to other articles:


Transition plan for secondary placement

EHC Assessments

Appealing

Resolution and mediation

Hampshire's EHCP Transfer Plan

Transferring Statements to new EHC Plans


Last Edited 14/09/2016