What is an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan?
An EHC Plan looks at all the needs that a child or young person has within education, health and care. Professionals and the family together consider what outcomes they would like to see for the child or young person. This plan identifies what is needed to achieve those outcomes. The Children and Families Act 2014 made EHC plans statutory from 1 September 2014.
EHC Plans have the same legal status as Statements of SEN and will cover the age range 0 to 25. Every EHC plan is personalised to meet the needs and outcomes for each child or young person. The timescales for assessment and completion of an EHC Plan is a maximum of 20 weeks.