What are Education, Health and Care Plans?

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) brings together all of the services that currently support families in a  joined-up way.

The EHCP provides the same statutory protection as the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It also covers people from birth up to the age of 25 - extending the rights and protections of young people in further education and training.

The EHCP has an assessment period of 20 weeks and all information is shared so families and young people won't have to repeat the same information to different agencies.

It also puts children, families and young people are at the centre of the assessment and planning process.

Information on the Statutory Assessment Process and useful information can be found in downloads below.


Education and Health Care Needs Assessment request form 

Education and Health Care Needs Assessment Guidance for settings and schools