Review of Education Health and Care Plan
It's the Local Authority’s statutory duty to complete a review for every child or young person with an EHC plan. The Local Authority must arrange for a review of a child or young person’s EHC plan as a minimum every 12 months.
The first review must be held within 12 months of the date when the EHC plan was issued, and then within 12 months of any previous review. In some circumstances reviews may be carried out earlier (for example for younger children, transfer between phases or due to a significant change in needs).
The school or institution that the child or young person attends will be central to this process by organising and facilitating the review meeting on behalf of the Local Authority. The school or institution will need to prepare and plan early for the review meeting and liaise with the child/young person, parents and involved agencies.
The EHC plan review must use a person centred approach and must be undertaken in partnership with the child and their parent or the young person and must take account of their views, wishes and feelings. Schools or institutions are expected to support children, parents and young people so that they’re engaged fully in the review meeting.
The purpose of EHC plan review is to show the progress the child or young person has made and to review the outcomes and provision. The focus is on the child or young person’s progress towards achieving the outcomes specified in the EHC plan and to consider whether the outcomes and supporting targets remain appropriate. It should highlight what is working well or if there are any areas that need more support or require changing.
In the case of Looked after Children the EHC review meeting should, if possible and appropriate, coincide with one of the reviews in their Care Plan and in particular the personal education plan (PEP) element of the Care Plan.
Where the child or young person does not attend a school setting or institution, then the Local Authority will make arrangements to organise and convene the EHC plan review meeting.
Download documents and guidance for EHCP review process
Guidance on the Review Process for an Education, Health and Care Plan
Timeline on the Review Process for an Education, Health and Care Plan
Review Process for an EHC Plan (Pathway)
Review of Education, Health and Care Plan – Review Report
Guidance Notes on completing Review of Education Health and Care Plan Report (Feb 2016)
Agenda for EHC Plan Review meeting
Checklist for the EHC Plan Review Process
Checklist for the EHC plan review meeting
Education Advice and Information – Review of EHC Plan
Health Advice and Information – Review of EHC Plan
Social Care Advice and Information – Review of EHC Plan
Guidance for completing Advice and Information Form for Review of EHC Plan
Parent/Carers views – Review of EHC Plan
Child and Young Person views – Review of EHC Plan