Education, Health and Care Plan

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?

The new Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) brings together all of the services that currently support families in a more joined-up way, and puts children, families and young people are at the centre of the assessment and planning process.

The EHCP provides the same statutory protection as the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It also covers people from birth up to the age of 25 – extending the rights and protections of young people in further education and training.

All the information required during the assessment period is shared so families and young people won’t have to repeat the same information to different agencies.

What if my child already has a Statement of Special Educational Needs?

Pupils currently with a Statement of Special Educational Needs will be transferred to an EHCP. During the conversion period, children and young people with a Statement will continue to have the same rights and protections as they do currently and continue to receive the support they need.

When will this happen?

All Statements will be converted by 2017 and this will happen through the statutory annual review process, which will be conducted in a new format with the child or young person at the centre of the process.

The first pupils to attend a transition review will be those transitioning between educational phases. This is current pupils in Years 6, 9 and 11.

For further details about transition to an EHCP please contact the school directly.

For more information please visit the Nottingham City website:

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