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Temporary changes to the law on EHC plans

Published On: 06/05/2020

On 30 April the Government temporarily changed the law on Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans under the Coronavirus Act 2020.  

The changes mean local authorities and health commissioning bodies must do their best to provide support specified in an EHC Plan but they are not legally bound to deliver the support in the same way. The change has been made because it is not currently possible to always put provision in an EHC Plan in place. Timescales for EHC needs assessments and annual reviews have also been relaxed if they are affected by Coronavirus.

Sheffield City Council has published information for families about these changes. You can download it from the "Downloads" box on the left.

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