Modification Notice: EHC plans legislation changes

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The Secretary of State for Education has issued a notice to modify the duty relating to education, health and care (EHC) plans during the coronavirus outbreak.

It will modify the duty on local authorities to secure special educational provision and on health commissioning bodies to arrange health provision in accordance with EHC plans, so that they can discharge this by using their ‘reasonable endeavours’.

The notice applies from 1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020.

Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Secretary of State for Education can issue notices to temporarily remove or relax statutory requirements where this is an appropriate and proportionate action relating to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read the notice HERE.