Reviews of Education, Health and Care plans: proposed timescales

Closed 12 Aug 2022

Opened 15 Jun 2022


We are seeking views on the deadline for a local authority issuing proposals to amend an Education, Health and Care plan following a review.

Why your views matter

Local authorities have various duties over when and how they must review an individual’s Education, Health and Care plan. We are consulting on whether they should:

  • have an additional four weeks after review meetings to finalise any changes they propose to a plan; and
  • have to circulate material for a review meeting a week earlier than currently.

Please read the consultation document, Reviews of Education, Health and Care plans: proposed timescales before responding.

Alongside this consultation, we are currently also consulting on strengthening the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision system. See SEND Review: Right support, Right place, Right time.

What happens next

We will publish a Government Response later this year.


  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Social workers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Social workers
  • Team managers
  • Service managers
  • Health visitors
  • School nurses
  • Clinical commissioning groups


  • Education
  • Early learning and childcare
  • Disabled children
  • SEND code of practice
  • Equality