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Education health and care plans (EHC plans)

An education health and care plan (EHC plan) is for young people up to 25 years old with complex needs who can’t get the support they need in mainstream education.

Mainstream schools can support most children with SEND.

You’ll only need an EHC assessment if the young person:

  • has complex needs which can’t be met by a mainstream school with support from the council
  • their needs affect daily functioning 

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