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DfE framework for changes to EHCPs during COVID-19

Updated 17:29, 7 May 2020

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The Department for Education has set out the following framework to help guide any changes to Education, Health and Care Plans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Securing something different to the provision stated in the plan
Examples: In relation to availability of staff, availability of technology and any significant risk that may cause harm

Location where provision is to be provided may be altered
Examples: Early years setting, school, college, community setting, home, clinic

Frequency and timing of provision may be altered or modified in the light of available staff and risks that may cause harm

Method of delivery may be altered
Example: Virtual rather than face-to-face and smaller rather than larger groups for teaching (in line with the guidance on reducing transmission of coronavirus)

By Whom?
Changes to the person delivering the provision
Example: A learning assistant if a specialist therapist or teacher is not available