Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. (Education in England: A Guide for Parents)

This guide has been prepared for parents of children with special educational needs and parents of disabled children who want to know how to get help for their child at school in England.

This guide replaces the 2013 education guide to take account of the changes to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) framework that have been introduced from September 2014 and now covers England only. The new system is being phased in gradually and children and young people with a statement in England must be transferred to the new system by 1st April 2018. The 2013 guide will remain relevant until your child’s statement has been transferred to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan under the new system.

Further information on the transition from statements and Learning Difficulties Assessments (LDAs) to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, can be found on the IPSEA website. You can download the guide below.

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Published 2014. This edition 2017.Review date 2020.

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