Changes to an EHC plan
Once an EHC plan is in place for a child or young person, it is unlikely to remain the same over time.
It may become apparent quite quickly that the EHC plan does not specify the special educational needs or provision adequately; the school placement may break down; or it may simply be that with the passage of time, the EHC plan becomes out of date, especially where outcomes may have been too unambitious or short term.
In addition, the family may move to another local authority. It may happen that the child or young person makes so much progress that the EHC plan is no longer needed; or the local authority may decide that it wishes to cease to maintain the EHC plan.
These are examples of reasons why an EHC plan may need to be changed. In addition, at least once a year, subject to certain exceptions, the EHC plan is required to be reviewed under the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Follow the links below for more detail about when and how an EHC plan may change.