Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans)

Will statements change into EHC plans?

Children and young people who have a Statement will gradually transfer to the new system. Local authorities must complete this process by 1 April 2018.

The SEND Code of Practice says:

…it is expected that all those who have a statement and who would have continued to have one under the current system, will be transferred to an EHC plan – no-one should lose their statement and not have it replaced with an EHC plan simply because the system is changing. Introduction, xi

Every local authority should publish a local transition plan, showing when and how statements will be transferred to the new SEND system. It also includes information for young people in further education and training who receive support through a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA).

Young people who already have an LDA will transfer to an EHC plan by 1 September 2016.

You can find out about Rotherham’s transition plan on the Local Offer.