An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who have complex special educational needs and disabilities and who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
An EHC plan:
Is for children and young people with complex needs which cannot be met with SEN support
Identifies educational, health and social needs. It sets out the additional support to meet those needs 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