An Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan is for anyone up to age 25 who needs additional support. EHC Plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.

Education, Health and Care Plans have replaced Statements of Special Education Needs and Learning Disability Assessments (also known as a ‘Section 139a’.)

Young people in further education or training

Your ‘transition plan’ drawn up in Year 9 will help you plan for the future after you leave school. You will continue to get support during further education. You can also ask for an EHC assessment if you need more help than the school or college can give you.

Personal budgets

Parents and carers may be able to get a personal budget for their child if they have an EHC Plan or have been told that they need one. It allows parents, carers and the young person to have a say in how to spend the money on the support needed.

For more information, speak to your Careers Adviser or Personal Adviser or visit the GOV.UK website