The Education Health and Care (EHC) plan is a new way of working. It is led by the needs and aspirations of the child or young person and his or her parents / carers working in partnership with practitioners and other supporters. This puts children, young people and their families at the very centre of the assessment and planning process. It makes sure that their views are not only heard but also understood. This is called person-centred planning and is all about increasing families’ choices and control.
An EHC plan is for children and young people (aged 0 to 25) who have SEND and need a much higher level of support than education settings can deliver.
Most children and young people will have their needs met with support and/or services which are available as part of the Lincolnshire Local Offer. Before most children or young people are considered for a plan their educational setting should have evidence of at least two cycles of the Assess, Plan Do Review process.