If a child/young person (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) requires more help than a mainstream school, college or nursery can offer they may need an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
In the case of those with more severe and complex needs, an EHCP sets out a child/young persons special educational, health and social care needs and what is required from education, health and social care services to achieve the outcomes that are important to them. It is a legal document detailing the extra help that will be given and explaining how that help will support them to meet their needs.
To get an EHCP you will need to have an EHC needs assessment which involves a process of gathering information from the relevant people or agencies, including the views, interests and aspirations of you and your child/young person.
We organise a range of events to help parents, carers and young people develop their knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disability issues.
If you are a parent/carer of a child with SEND or a young person with SEND and are concerned about the support that is in place to help your child in school/college? Our Workshop on accessing the right support including information on EHCP's may be for you.