Education, Health and Care Plans explained

19 to 25 year olds' entitlement to EHC plans

The majority of young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) complete further education with their peers by age 19, and the expectation is that this will continue. However, it is recognised that some young people with special educational needs and disabilities need longer to complete and consolidate their education and training. The length of time will vary according to each young person, and judgements on when to stop or maintain a plan must be made on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with the statutory tests and processes.

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