An Education, Health and Care Plan, known as an EHCP, is a legal document which includes the details of a child’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the support that they may need at school. An EHCP also includes information in relation to their social care and health needs.
Below we explain how to get an EHCP, what should be included in the plan, and provide advice on what a good EHCP should look like.
An EHCP is issued by your Local Authority. They have a legal duty to make sure that any provision specified in the plan is delivered to your child. For example, if 1 to 1 support or Speech and Language Therapy is specified within Section F of an EHCP, but isn’t being provided to your child, it may be possible to go to Court using a Judicial Review.
A Judicial Review, in relation to an EHCP, is an action in the High Court against your Local Authority. The Judicial Review can resolve a situation by ordering the Local Authority to arrange the provision listed in Section F of your child’s EHCP.
For legal advice call our Education Solicitors and SEN Lawyers.