An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.
EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
Requesting an EHC assessment
You can ask your local authority to carry out an assessment if you think your child needs an EHC plan.
A request can also be made by anyone else who thinks an assessment may be necessary, including doctors, health visitors, teachers, parents and family friends.
If your local authority decide to carry out an assessment you may be asked for:
- any reports from your child’s school, nursery or child minder
- Professionals reports e.g. Educational Psychology Report, Occupational Therapy Report, Speech and Language Therapy Report
- doctors’ assessments of your child
- a letter from you about your child’s needs
The local authority will tell you within the timeframe whether an EHC plan is going to be made for your child.
If you live in the London Borough of Bromley and attend school in the London Borough Bromley, Bromley is then your Local Authority. It is your home postcode which determines your local authority.