The aim of the Safeguarding Young People Subject to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) course is to enable anyone who is engaged in working and supporting children and young people subject to an Education Health and Care Plan to understand what it means and judge whether the plan is meeting the person’s needs.
Safeguarding Young People Subject to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is suitable for anyone who is coming into contact with, or reviewing a child or adult subject to an Education, Health and Care Plan in any setting.
An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.
A child or adult has an EHC plan when a formal assessment has been made. A document is in place that sets out the individuals needs and the extra help they should receive. Prior to September 2014, a statement of SEN was used.
Just under 1.5 million pupils in England have special educational needs. This is an increase of 77,000 from 2021. Both the number of pupils with an EHC plan and the number of pupils with SEN support have increased:
Pupils with an EHC plan made up almost one quarter (24%) of all pupils with SEN in January 2022. The most common type of need for those with an EHC plan is autistic spectrum disorder and for those with SEN support is speech, language and communication needs.
This course has been created and delivered by Milly Wildish, a child protection specialist who has worked in criminal and education settings. Milly is a national safeguarding panel member and is currently engaged in a large-scale independent investigation, into current and historical allegations of child abuse.
Your understanding of the course is tested though multiple-choice questions and you will receive a CPD accredited certificate, on the successful completion of the course.
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