Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) describes your child's needs (what he or she can and cannot do) and what needs to be done to meet those needs by education, health and social care services.
The majority of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) will have their needs met through universal mainstream provision. Children and young people with the highest level of need will be assessed for an EHCP, which will set out an overview of the child’s needs. The EHCP replaces SEN statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (for older children) and will be for children and young people 0-25 years of age.
An EHCP needs assessment should not be the first step in assessing a child or young person’s special educational needs. It will usually follow on from planning already done with parents and young people with help from an early years provider, school or post-16 institution or other provider.
The EHC Assessment Team receive all requests for EHC Plans and work with parents and carers as children and young people go through the process. The team write the EHC Plans from the advice that comes in from the assessment. They work with schools to review plans and make sure that children's and young people's needs are met with the resources given to nurseries, schools and colleges. They answer questions and queries from settings and parents and carers.
Click below to view some useful videos produced by the Council for Disabled Children which explain EHC Plans and Annual Reviews
EHC Assessment Team - Main Contact
Address: Integrated Services c / o New Town House, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH
Telephone: 01925 442917
Andrea Barnes : EHC Assessment Team Manager
Tel: 01925 443173
Melanie Allen : EHC Plan Reviewing and Monitoring Officer
Tel: 01925 446268
EHC Plan Co-Ordinators :
Sarah O'Neill Tel 01925 442880 Mobile: 07583 139493 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Wilson Tel: 01925 444237 Mobile: 07583 139253 Email: email@example.com
Katie Hunt Tel: 01925 444044 Mobile: 07583 109159 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Doherty Tel: 001925 442910 Mobile: 07583 138766 Email: email@example.com
Jeanette Cunningham Tel: 01925 444046 Mobile: 07583 109534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mel Turner Tel: 01925 442908 Mobile: 07583 13959 Email: email@example.com
Jo Holmes Tel: 01925 446238 Mobile: 07583 109477 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Jones Tel: 01925 442909 Mobile: 07583 145859 Email: email@example.com
Lisa Mayers Tel: 01925 444045 Mobile: 07583 109423 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful information and forms
A full list of all EHCP forms and documents, available for download.
Support plus documents [opens in new window]
Download Annual Review documents
This is a website which shows the EHC process from the perspective of families and aims to support areas to improve local services. Why not take a look at the range of content and resources and reflect on the parts of the process most relevant to you or your organisation.
The tribunal hears appeals against decisions made by local authorities in England about children and young people’s education, health and care needs assessments and EHCP
Ready to Listen - NCB Guidance: Why, when and how to involve young children and families in decision-making
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