Special Educational Needs

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) children had Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, and (2) new EHC plans were agreed, in (a) the 2015–16, (b) the 2016–17, (c) the 2017–18, (d) 2018–19, and (e) 2019–20, academic year; how many decisions not to provide an EHC plan were appealed; and of any such appeals, how many were upheld.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of children and young people with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is collected as of January each year is in the attached Table A.

The number of new EHC plans collected on a calendar year basis is in the attached Table B.

Further information, from the SEN2 Survey, is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables/education-health-and-care-plans.

Information on how many decisions not to provide an EHC plan were appealed, and of any such appeals, how many were upheld, is not held centrally by the department.

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