Frequently asked questions

The Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

EHC Plans were introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 to replace Statements of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) from 1st September 2014.  A Local Authority will issue an EHC Plan if it considers that the special educational provision required to meet a child or young person’s needs cannot reasonably be provided from within the resources normally available to mainstream early years providers, schools and post-16 institutions.  Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25 are eligible. EHC Template