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Education, Health & Care: The EHC Journey

Recognising You Need Help:

The most important step in the Education, Health & Care (EHC) journey is Recognising You Need Help. This may be concerning but don't worry - help is never far away!

Click here to learn more about what you can do if you need help.

What is an EHCP?

An Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) is a legal document for Children or Young People aged 0-25 years which contains details of any Special Educational Needs they have, the support they need, and the outcomes they aim to achieve.

The Special Educational Provision described in an EHCP must be provided by the Local Authority. This means an EHCP can give a Child or Young Person extra educational support. It can also give Parents/Carers and Young People more choice about which Education Setting the Child or Young Person can attend. 

An Education Setting can be a nursery, school, college or other post-16 institution.

An EHCP can only be issued after a Child or Young Person has gone through the process of an Education, Health & Care (EHC) Needs Assessment.

Short Film: What is an EHCP?
Click here to watch a short film about EHCPs on YouTube.

EHC Timeline & Overview

The Full EHC Timeline takes place over 20-weeks. It starts when the a Request for an EHC Needs Assessment is made and will end with a final decision which may include the issuing of an EHCP.

Click here to view The Full EHC Timeline.

The EHC Journey: Click Below To Learn More About Each Stage