Education, health and care plans

Use this guide to help you find information on EHCPs and request an assessment.

An education, health and care plan (EHCP) is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more help than is normally available through special educational needs support in a school.

Find out about requesting an EHCP, the assessment process and resolving disagreements in this guide.

EHCPs have replaced statements of special educational needs (SEN) and learning disability agreements.

Children and young people with existing statements of SEN will continue to be supported according to those statements and their rights will be protected.