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Reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans

Reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans

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If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan you'll have a review at least once every school year.

The review will focus on you. It's a chance to talk about how you've progressed towards the outcomes set out in the Education, Health and Care Plan.

People who work with you will be at the meeting to talk about how things are going. 

Normally the headteacher or the school's special educational needs coordinator will be in charge of the meeting. They'll make sure everything gets talked about that needs to.

Preparing for the review

To make sure you get the most out of the review, you should prepare for it.

It can be useful to think about:

  • What was talked about and agreed in the last review and how you've been progressing
  • What hopes you have for the future

As you get older you'll become more involved in decisions about your future. Go to the when can a young person make their own decisions page to find out more.

You can request that someone from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service comes with you to support you.

The council for disabled children have made a short animation film which help explain the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process.

For more information visit the Council for Disabled Children website

From year 9, annual reviews will have more focus on preparing for adulthood.

This will look at:

  • What you'll do after you're 16
  • Planning for living independently
  • Staying healthy
  • Support in participating in society 
  • Developing and maintaining friendships

Visit the becoming an adult section to find out more

These are usually the school years in which the you'll become 14, 15 and 16.


Who'll be at the review 

What happens after the review

If there has been no change to the Education, Health and Care Plan, then it will continue as it is.

If the review shows there needs to be a change to the support you get, your Education, Health and Care Plan, will be updated and sent to the panel to be agreed. 

These are usually the school years in which the you'll become 17 and 18.

Who'll be at the review

 

What happens after the review

If there has been no change to the Education, Health and Care Plan, then it will continue as it is.  

If the review shows there needs to be a change to the support you get, your Education, Health and Care Plan, will be updated and sent to the panel to be agreed. 

If it looks like you'll need, help from social care when you reach 18, the transition social worker will arrange to complete an assessment. This will look at the support you'll need as an adult.

The transition social worker will speak to the people they need to so that your plan will be ready by 31 March of the school year.

If you're leaving education

If you're leaving school (this includes school, a further education course at college, or a supported apprenticeship) then your Education Health and Care Plan will cease when you leave school.

Any other services, such as social care or health, will continue if they have been agreed, but they will have their own arrangements for providing:

  • A plan setting out your outcomes
  • The support needed to meet these outcomes
  • How this will be provided

Visit the becoming an adult section to find out more.

If you disagree with any changes in the Education, Health and Care Plan you can find out what to do on the unhappy with a decision page.

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