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“The total number of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans has continued to increase
The number of children and young people with EHC plans increased to 473,300, as at January 2022. This has increased each year since 2010.
The number of new EHC plans made in the calendar year has also continued to increase
62,200 new EHC plans were made during 2021. The number of new EHC plans has increased each year since their introduction in 2014.
The number of initial requests for an EHC plan increased during the calendar year, continuing the long-term trend of increases
There were 93,300 initial requests for an EHC plan during 2021, up from 76,000 in 2020. Apart from a decrease in 2019, initial requests have increased each year since EHC plans were introduced.
The proportion of new plans issued within 20 weeks has increased
In 2021, 59.9% of new EHC plans were issued within 20 weeks. This was an increase when compared to 2020 but lower than the 60.4% issued in 2019.”