Education, health and care plans

If your child received support and was in receipt of a statement of special educational needs before September 2014, they will move to an education, health and care plan (EHCP) by Spring 2018.


An EHCP is for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support.

EHCP plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.


This will normally happen at a planned review, or when your child moves school. BCHS will contact you to confirm this unless otherwise stated by Northumberland County council who will also be involved within this process.