Education, health and care plans
From 1 September 2014, the system for statutory assessment changed. This change followed the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.
All new requests for assessment for children and young people who have complex special educational needs and/or disabilities will follow the Education, Health and Care Pathway, which may lead to an education, health and care plan (EHCP). This replaces the statement of special educational needs (SEN). Pupils who currently have a statement of special educational needs will have their statement transferred into an EHCP over the three-year transition period (two years for those who are over the age of 16).
Young people can request their own education, health and care assessment, unless they lack capacity as defined in the ‘Mental Capacity’ Act 2005.