Education Health and Care Plan (EHCPs ) in Cambridgeshire

Education, Health and Care Plans replaced Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments in 2014 

EHCPs bring together your child’s learning, health and social care needs in one plan. They can continue until a young person is aged 25, but if they stay in further education or training.

Refused an EHC Needs Assessment?

Your local independent advice service offers confidential advice. SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Independent Advice and Support Service)

IPSEA, the Independent Parental Special Education Advice, offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

It has now produced a “refusal to assess” pack for parents wanting to appeal local authorities’ refusal to carry out EHC needs assessments.

Download a pack from the IPSEA website

Who to contact about EHCPs

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Statutory Assessment and Resources Team (START)

One team covers assessments/reviews and transfer to/maintaining EHCPlans.

The second covers commissioning and specialist resourcing, including EHCP finance, the county resourcing panel and SEND/LAC transport.

T: 01480 372 600


EHCP Annual Reviews

If your child or young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), it should be reviewed every year at least.

To help parents and young people understand the reviewprocess, Council for Disabled Children has produced an Annual Review Factsheet, step-by-step timeline and guidance notes for experienced Independent Supporters who may support a parent or young people with an Annual Review.

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