The Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is a system that puts you and your parents or carers at the very centre of the planning for your future. It is designed to make sure that your views are not only heard but also understood.

This is called 'person centred planning' because it increases your choice and control. That’s because you know what you want to achieve now and in the future. Young people and families have helped to design the plan.

The educational health and care plan is for children and young people who have special educational needs (SENs) and/or disabilities. Your needs will be assessed by education, health and social care professionals to see if you should have a EHC plan.

At the start of the assessment, you and will get the chance to say what’s working, what’s not working and what you think needs to change. Your school and other people will help you with this because a great plan can mean great change for you!

At the same time  information will be gathered from the other people working with you and a meeting will be arranged. At this meeting you can figure out what you want to happen and how you think this can best be done.

Your voice is very important in this:

Information for children and young people with SEN(D)

Trafford has a lot of information for children and young people with SEN(D). You can find it all on the Trafford SEND Local Offer