Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans)

What can I do if I am not happy about the EHC plan?

The first step is to contact the school, college or local authority to discuss your concerns.

Rotherham SENDIASS can give you impartial advice and support and explain your options. This may include independent disagreement resolution, mediation or going to appeal.

What happens if I move to another local authority area?

If you plan to move to another local authority area you should contact the 'old'and the 'new' local authorities so the support specified in the EHC plan will be in place. The ‘new’ authority will amend the plan and name the new school or college.

The ‘old’ local authority must transfer the EHC plan on the day of the move, as long as it has had 15 working days notice.

Where can I get more information, advice or support?

You can read about Education, Health and Care plans in Chapter 9 of the SEND Code of Practice.

The Local Offer tells you about the local arrangements for special educational provision, including EHC plans.

Rotherham SENDIASS offers:

  • information, advice and support to explain the process and to help you take part in EHC plan needs assessments
  • advice and support about EHC plans
  • information, advice and support to help you take part in reviews of EHC plans
  • support to help you find out more about the funding and provision for SEND made for your child
  • information, advice and support about Personal Budgets if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • information about other organisations, support groups and information services that may be of help
  • information, advice and support about your rights to make a complaint, seek independent disagreement resolution or mediation and appeal to the SEND Tribunal.