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 for parents  can be found in downloads below.


 EHCP Guidance for Early Years Settings and Schools

A Guide for Parents and Carers

EHCP Assessment Guidance for Parents

Parental and setting request form for Statutory Assessment ECHP