Draft Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan

At the end of the EHC assessment, if we decide to issue an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you will be able to access it in the EHC Hub.

This is an opportunity for you to check whether the draft EHCP contains everything it should. It will include information on the child's needs and the provision required to meet each of those needs.

An EHCP is a legal document that sets-out:

  • the parent’s and the child's aspirations for their future
  • the child's special educational needs (SEN), and the provision to meet them
  • the child’s health needs that cause them to have SEN, and the provision to meet them
  • the child or young person’s care needs that cause them to have SEN, and the provision to meet them
  • the outcomes (benefits or difference) that the child or young person is aiming to achieve
  • any personal budget that has been agreed by us
  • the advice on which the EHCP is based.

Children or young people aged 0 - 25 years old who have been assessed as eligible for an EHCP will be made one.

The draft EHCP must not include the name of a particular education setting or a type of setting. This is your opportunity to let us know which education setting or type of setting you would like your child to attend.

Next steps

When you receive the draft plan, you will have 15 days in which to:

  • make comments about the draft EHCP
  • request a meeting with us, the local authority to discuss the draft
  • request that a particular education setting is named in the final EHCP

We will consider any comments and might produce a "revised draft" EHCP.

Families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and with an Education, Health and Care Plan may be eligible for assistance with transport arrangements to and from school. For more information, please see the link on the right of the page.