Education Health and Care Plan

The purpose of an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) is to:

  • make sure there is provision to meet the special educational needs of a child or young person
  • secure the best possible outcomes for children across education, health and social care
  • prepare children for adulthood as they get older.

If you have an Education Health and Care Plan, we can be part of the review process and advise you on what educational placements meet your needs.

You can request an EHCP from the age of 16. There are professionals and carers who can help you to do this or do it for you.

Internship programme

If you’re a care leaver with an EHCP, you're eligible for the year-long supported internship programme. The programme supports young people in the workplace. Every college and university has a disability advisor or learning support coordinator. So speak to them for more information and support.

Find out about supported internships with Bemix.

Leaving education

If you have an EHCP but do not continue in education, training or you get a job, your EHCP will stop. This means you will no longer get the support stated in your EHCP. 

More information

Find out if you're entitled to a EHCP

Find out more about the Local Offer for 0 to 25 year-olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).