Today at 9.30am the Department for Education published ‘Education, health and care plans’. This is an annual publication from the SEN2 data collection, providing the single source of data on the entirety of Education, health and care plans (EHC) across England.
Key headlines from the data include:
- There were 390,100 children and young people with EHC plans maintained by local authorities as at January 2020. This is an increase of 36,100 (10%) from 2019. The total number of children and young people with statements of SEN or EHC plans has increased each year since 2010.
- There were 53,900 children and young people with new EHC plans made during the 2019 calendar year. This is an increase of 10% compared to 2018. The number of new EHC plans has increased each year since their introduction in 2014.
- In 2019, 60.4% of new EHC plans were issued within 20 weeks. This shows a small increase from 2018, when 60.1% of new EHC plans were issued within the 20 week time limit.
The department have also published today an updated version of the summary publication‘Special educational needs: analysis and summary of data sources’.