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Covid 19 - Temporary changes to the law on Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and assessments

The Department for Education has announced changes to two areas of legislation relating to Education Health and Care needs assessments and Education Health and Care Plans, which came into force on 1 May 2020. The changes have been put in place because of the challenges that we are all facing as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus). They relate to:

  • timescales for conducting Education Health and Care needs assessments and for drafting Education Health and Care Plans. These changes will be in place until 25 September 2020.
  • the extent to which the provision within an Education Health and Care Plan can be arranged during this period of uncertainty. These changes are in place until 30th June 2020.


For more information visit the government website.

Useful links:

Coronavirus Act 2020 Modification of section 42 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (England) (No. 2) Notice 2020:

Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening - Updated 26 May 2020

Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information and Advice

Easy Read Guide - Covid 19

Resources to use with people with learning disabilities through the Coronavirus restrictions



Who to contact

01344 352000
Last Update: 09/06/2020

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