Published Wednesday 25 November 2020
In partnership with Herts Parent Carer Involvement (HPCI), we've set up a number of projects looking at the quality of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in Hertfordshire, and how to ensure consistent high quality.
We look after around 8000 EHCPs for young people aged 0 - 25 with SEND. Every EHCP should help a child or young person to develop and live the life they want to live.
We get great feedback about the impact of good quality plans, but we also sometimes hear that there are elements of some plans that do not meet our expectations. We've heard that:
- the child and family's voice is not always included
- information from health and social care can be out of date
We also know that the provision set out in the plan needs to be specific and measurable - and nationally, this is an issue.
We want to make sure that we are building on the good practice we already have in Hertfordshire, and ensuring that EVERY child's plan is high quality.