An Education, Health and Care (“EHC”) needs assessment is an assessment of a child or young person’s education, health and care needs. It is the first step to getting an Education, Health and Care plan (“EHC plan”). An EHC plan can result in additional support and funding for a child or young person with special educational needs (“SEN”).

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Asking for an EHC needs assessment

What happens in an EHC needs assessment

What to do when you receive your draft EHC plan

What to do when you receive your final EHC plan

EHC needs assessment FAQs