Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
An assessment might be needed in order for the Local Authority to decide whether it needs to make provision in accordance with a plan. This means that a child or young person may need a more intensive level of specialist help that cannot be met from the resources normally available to schools and other settings to provide SEN support.
An assessment may not always mean a child or young person receives an Education Health and Care Plan but it can provide extra information to help the education provider meet their needs.
Please see below the two short animations on the Stockton web page aimed at parents to help explain the EHCP process and the Person Centred Connection.