The EHC plan (Education, Health and Social Care) came into force in September 2014 as part of the Children and Families Act.
They have replaced 'Statements of Education'.
It has joined education, health and social care services to plan services together by law - so when their children are assessed, parents will be assured they will get full provision to address their children’s needs.
Not all children and young people will require and EHC Plan. There is now SEN Support in place in all schools to ensure that children who do not meet the criteria for an EHC plan, will still have the right to have their individual needs met.