An Education, Health and Care Plan, also called an EHCP or EHC Plan, must have a formal annual review within 12 months of the final plan or the last review. The annual review is an opportunity to review progress, raise concerns or suggest changes if the content of the plan are no longer appropriate and need amending. The young person and all stake holder will meet to review the targets, provision and placement.
Under some circumstances you can ask the placement and local authority for an early annual review. This can help you get significant changes to your child’s plan without waiting for the next annual review.
A significant change might be getting another diagnosis. A 'placement' or ‘setting’ can be an alternative school or provision, college, apprenticeship or traineeship. The process should be the same but who your contact is at the placement might vary. it’s usually the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO). At RISE it is Keighly Murphy (SENDCO) firstname.lastname@example.org