Additional needs - SEND, SEMH, and EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan)

Thinking about the future can be an overwhelming task and even more so when you may have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or additional need that may be creating barriers.

This webpage along with the wider support through this website should provide you with more information and sign post you to the right support for you assisting you on your way.

If you have an EHCP, it can remain with you through your further education and it may assist with gaining additional support when transitioning into your next step.

An additional need can vary from mild dyslexia, Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs all the way through to profound multiple learning disabilities. 

Education Options

Understanding your options should help you make the right decision for you.

As you may know that children by law must remain in education until they are 18 in England.

There are several options to pick from so ensure you explore them all.

SEND Support and Guidance

There are many online support websites that can help, so why not take a look at the pages below for more information.

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Worcestershire SEND Local Offer

The Worcestershire Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEN) or are disabled.

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Further Worcestershire Educations Health Care Plans (EHCP) Support

Worcestershire County Council has a wide range of information for further questions and support you may have around EHCP’s and wider needs.


SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS gives impartial and neutral advice. They support parents/carers of children with SEND, children and young people themselves and provide many services to facilitate support.

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Employment and Volunteering

Take a look at a range of employment and volunteering options.

Useful links

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Choices - career magazines and booklets

Choices is a careers and advice booklet that will help you to understand the wide range of career choices and opportunities available to you across Worcestershire.