SEND School Provision and Education Health Care Plans (EHCP)

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) support is available at every stage of education. This can be identified in the early years setting and follow the young person through every stage of their education.

If your child’s school or setting can't meet your child's needs using the support they usually offer to children who need extra help, the County Council may carry out a needs assessment for your child.  This is called an Education Health and Care Assessment or EHC assessment. When your child's needs have been assessed a plan for meeting them may be drawn up. This plan is called an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

EHC needs assessment process - tell us about your experience

We are conducting a survey about the EHC needs assessment process. Find our more about the Education Health and Care Needs Assessment Survey

Further information and advice on SEND and EHCPs

SEND Services

You can contact Worcestershire County Council in any of these ways:

Call the SEND Services Helpline on 01905 845579

Email SEND Services on

Write to SEND Services at the following address:

The Administrative Officer
SEND and Vulnerable Learners
Worcestershire Children First
County Hall
Spetchley Road

SEND Teams Contact Information