Is there any age limit on when a young person can be issued with an EHCP?

There isn’t a specific age limit on when a child/young person can be issued with an EHC Plan.  Children aged under two are likely to need special educational provision in accordance with an EHC plan where they have particularly complex needs affecting learning, development and health and require a high level of special educational provision not normally available in a mainstream setting.

A local authority may continue to maintain an EHC plan for a young person until the end of the academic year during which the young person reaches the age of 25 if the EHC Plan continues to be necessary and the young person remains in education  (though not higher education) or training.

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At Tayntons we can advise you on the best course of action if you are having difficulties with the local authority over your child’s needs.  Our team represents parents of children with a range of SEN.

If you would like to speak to our expert SEN law solicitor, Imelda Brennan, call us on 0800 158 4147, email us at  or request a call back and a member of our team will be in touch promptly.

To contact us please call 0800 158 4147 or 03330 145451 or email

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