An Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s aged up to 25 special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve. The special educational provision described in an EHC plan must be provided by the child or young person’s local authority. This means an EHC plan can give a child or young person extra educational support. It can also give parents and young people more choice about which school or other setting the child or young person can attend. An EHC plan can only be issued after a child or young person has gone through the process of an Education, Health and Care needs assessment.
Local help for Parents/Carers: PATT SENDIASS provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people (up to 25 years) and their parents and carers, in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Thurrock’s IAS Service is provided by PATT SENDIASS - 07702 127 252 www.patt.org.uk