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Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

An EHC plan identifies a child's special educational needs, together with health and social care provision when these services are involved.

The focus of an EHC plan is on what is important for the child or young person - what they want to achieve now and in the future.​

Education, health and care (EHC) plans should be used to actively monitor children's and young people's progress towards their outcomes and longer term aspirations.

EHC plans must be reviewed by the local authority a minimum of every twelve months. These reviews must focus on the child and young person's progress towards achieving the outcomes specified in their plan. The review must also consider whether these outcomes and supporting targets remain appropriate.


A Parent/Carer Guide to the Annual Review

The purpose of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is to meet the special educational needs of a 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. An important part of making sure that an EHCP does improve the outcomes for children with SEND is the Annual Review.

For more information, we have put together the following document for parents/carers: