When should an EHCP be amended?
An amendment to an existing Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan should usually occur after an annual review when there are significant changes identified to the current EHC Plan.
Education, Health and Care Plans will always be amended in preparation for a child/ young person moving onto their next phase of education (e.g. infant to junior, junior/primary to secondary), subject to the EHC Plan remaining appropriate, which should be discussed at the annual review meeting.
The EHC Plan may be amended at other times, e.g. a change of needs, following a change of address or school, or where there are changes in health or social care provision resulting from minor or specific changes in the child or young person’s circumstances.
The Code of Practice states that EHC Plans are not expected to be amended on a very frequent basis.