Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP) must be reviewed annually. The SEND Code of Practice 2014 sets out the expectations of how the annual review process must take place. This includes a timeline, who should be involved and what the review must include.
For children / young people moving on to a different phase of education, with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) already finalised, their EHCP must be reviewed and amended at the Annual Review. This is called the ‘Phase Transfer’ process.
Autism describes the differences in social communication and social interaction, along with repetitive and restricted behaviours. Identity-first language (i.e., “autistic people” rather than “people with autism”) is used throughout this page as this is in line with a range of Greater Manchester autism standards and strategies.