If the Local Authority makes an EHC plan for your child, it must be appropriate to the child's needs.
An EHC plan is a blueprint for your child’s future education, and a legal document. It is vital that the plan is right for your child. Make sure you know what should be in the plan, and draw on the legal framework to make sure that it is right.
An EHC plan is divided into sections. All Local Authorities have their own EHC plan templates but every EHC plan must contain the following sections.
What the section must include
The views, interests and aspirations of the child and his or her parents or the young person.
The child or young person’s special educational needs.
The child or young person’s health needs which are related to their SEN.
The child or young person’s social care needs which are related to their SEN.
The outcomes sought for the child or the young person, including outcomes for adult life. The EHC plan should identify the arrangements for the setting of shorter term targets by the early years provider, school, college or other education or training provider.
The special educational provision required by the child or the young person.
Any health provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties or disabilities which result in the child or young person having SEN, and where an Individual Health Care Plan is made for them, that plan.
Any social care provision which must be made for a child or young person under 18 resulting from section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
Any other social care provision reasonably required by the learning difficulties or disabilities which result in the child or young person having SEN. This will include any adult social care provision being provided to meet a young person’s eligible needs (through a statutory care and support plan) under the Care Act 2014.
The name and type of the school, maintained nursery school, post-16 institution or other institution to be attended by the child or young person and the type of that institution (or, where the name of a school or other institution is not specified in the EHC plan, the type of school or other institution to be attended by the child or young person).
Where there is a Personal Budget, the details of how the personal budget will support particular outcomes, the provision it will be used for including any flexibility in its usage and the arrangement for any direct payments for education, health and social care.
The advice and information gathered during the EHC needs assessment must be attached (in appendices). There should be a list of this advice and information.