Education, Health and Care plan (EHC)

After an EHC needs assessment, we may decide to create a plan. This is called an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC).

Step 1

We will send you an EHC plan. It will tell you:

  • the identified needs
  • the individual outcomes
  • the provision to be put in place to help achieve these outcomes

You can ask for changes if you don’t agree.

You may need to meet with the plan coordinator and others to discuss the support that your child will need.

Step 2

Let us know which school or other educational setting you wish your child to go to. This can be their current school or setting if you don’t wish them to move.

Step 3

We will consult with the school or setting to make sure they can meet your child’s needs. We will try to meet your first preference wherever possible. However if we can’t we will keep you informed and help you find an alternative.

When we consult with a school or setting they should reply to us within 15 days.

Step 4

We will send you the final EHC plan. This will name the school or setting that your child will attend.

The whole process must be completed within 20 weeks of the referral.

Review meetings

We review the plan at least once a year to make sure things are okay.

During the meeting we will:

  • check that the support has helped with your child’s progress;
  • see if your child’s needs have changed in any way;
  • plan for next year;
  • see if the EHC plan needs changing.


If you are unhappy with anything about the EHC plan you can appeal.


Funding for SEN Support is within school and college budgets. An Education, Health and Care Plan can provide further support, following an assessment. This funding is held by Warwickshire County Council on behalf of Warwickshire schools.

Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) was last updated on June 18, 2018.