Some children, with special educational needs (SEN) need more help than a mainstream school, college or nursery would normally provide. These pupils receive support through an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. If this is something that you think your child may benefit from, join our workshop to hear in more detail about the process involved.
What is an EHC plan?
An Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person’s special educational, health and social care needs, explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.
Who needs an EHC plan?
EHC plans are for children and young people whose special educational needs require more help than would normally be provided in a mainstream education setting (a college, school, nursery). Although the plan can include health or social care needs, your child will not get a plan if they only have health or social care needs that do not affect their education. An EHC plan can be issued to a child or young person between the ages of 0 and 25 years.
How do I get an EHC plan?
EHC plans are drawn up by the local authority after an EHC needs assessment. You, your child’s education setting or your child, if over 16, can ask your local authority to carry out an assessment.
If you want to know more, attend our workshop and meet with a member of the SENDIAS team in Brent to hear about the process and the steps you need to take.