An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
If they decide to carry out an assessment you may be asked for:
The local authority will tell you within 16 weeks whether an EHC plan is going to be made for your child.
You might like to look into our service Navigate too.
Navigate is a national mentoring service, that provides emotional support for parents of disabled children who are finding out about their child’s additional needs.
Navigate is open to any parent or carer who:
Navigate is a 6-week programme that puts you in touch with a personal adviser, who will help you to talk about your feelings and concerns.
The service will help you to:
You will have weekly catch ups with your adviser either online or by phone. Your adviser will work with you on a one-to-one basis, helping you to:
You can apply online or get a referral from the helpline. Contact with your adviser will be online or by phone.