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Education, Health and Care Plan

Education, Health and Care Plans were introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 and replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs from 1 September 2014.

An Education, Health and Care Plan details the education, health and social care support that is to be provided to a child or young person aged 0-25 who has Special Educational Needs or a disability. It is drawn up by the local authority after an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment of the child or young person has determined that such a plan is necessary, and after consultation with relevant partner agencies.

Guidance:

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 – 25 years Statutory Guidance for Organisations who work with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (2014)