Post-16 pupils with special educational needs
Last updated 23 August 2023
1. SEND reforms
Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms came into effect in September 2014. If you've a Statement or Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) it's likely you'll be transferred to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The EHC Plan will be developed with you, your family, and any professionals supporting your education, health and care.
It will clearly set out the support you'll require from 0 to 25 and will avoid families having to ‘tell their stories’ many times to different services. By 1 April 2018 all young people will have transferred to an EHC plan.
To find out more read the SEND booklet - October 2017 PDF 3.5 MB.