Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
An EHCP is for children and young people between 0 and 25 in education who have additional needs.
The plan coordinates your child’s educational, health and social needs and sets out any additional support they may need.
It is for children and young people who:
- have special educational needs and/or disabilities
- are in nursery, children’s centres, school, college, apprenticeships or other training
You and your child are fully involved in decisions about what your child can achieve and what support they need now and in the future.
An EHCP can continue for a young person up to 25 years old if they still have specific educational needs to help them achieve the outcomes of their plan.
This means they can take their EHCP with them from school into further education and training such as an apprenticeship.
The Bristol Toolkit – SEND in education
This toolkit has information on:
- special educational needs support -support for those who are in education, have special educational needs but not an EHCP
- EHCPs - a plan for those who are in Education, under 25 and are assessed to have significant educational needs
- arrangements for those with have a statement of Special Education Needs (SEN) or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) and are converting to an EHCP
Find out more about The Bristol Toolkit – SEND in education on the Findability website.
Elsewhere on the web
- Supportive Parents Go to http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- KIDS Go to https://www.kids.org.uk/bristol-independent-support (opens new window)
- Carers Support Centre Go to http://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Department for Education: SEND Code of Practice 2015 Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 (opens new window)
- Council for Disabled Children Go to https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- Children's Community Health Partnership Go to http://cchp.nhs.uk/ (opens new window)