EHC Plan

What is an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan?

An EHC plan:
  • Specifies special educational, health and social care provision and support that is needed for a child or young person to achieve their best possible outcomes
  • Is based on a child or young person’s needs and aspirations
  • Specifies how services will work together to meet a child or young person’s needs and achieve agreed outcomes
  • Is a legal document
  • Can start from a child’s birth and can remain in place until a young person is 25
  • Is used to secure the provision which is assessed as being necessary