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What is an EHCP?

Developed by the Council for Disabled Children, an easy to follow short animation for parents, practitioners and others who want to quickly learn about the education health and care (EHC) planning process

What is an EHCP?

An EHC plan is a legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.


Who can apply for an EHCP?

An EHCP can be applied for by the child's school, their parents, or the young person him or herself if he/she is aged between 16 and 25.


How long does it take to get an EHCP?

The local authority must complete the assessment within 16 weeks and, if it decides to issue an EHCP, do so within 20 weeks of the original request.