Are we getting Education, Health and Care Plans right?

Are we getting Education, Health and Care Plans right? Agencies are still failing to act as integrated teams providing coherent plans. Penny Barratt suggests a way forward.
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A key systemic change which is central to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms and new ways of working is the replacement of Statements of Education with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).  The concepts underpinning EHCPs are applauded (discussed in more detail below).  EHCPs involve children, young people and parents in the process of drawing up implementing and reviewing the plan.  Plans involve contributions and specified commitments from all agencies.  Additionally, they should be accessible, recorded in plain English, and can cover the age range 0 – 25.  

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