- The majority of the children and young people in the sample have an EHCP (68%).
- Only a quarter of the pupils in the School Census 2021 dataset have an EHCP meaning that the survey sample substantially over-represents children and young people with one.
- Respondents whose children or young people do not have an EHCP were then asked whether they know how to access support for their special educational needs; the sample is essentially split down the middle with 49% knowing how to access support and 51% not knowing how to access support for their child or young person.
EHCP and support
Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) by research wave
Base: 2021 sample (739) | 2021 School Census Data (4678)
The following chart shows that 68% of children or young people in the sample have an EHCP which is an over-representation compared to the School Census 2021 data where 25% of children or young people have one.
Accessing support for child or young person's special educational needs
Base (2021 sample): Child/ young person does not have an EHCP (235)
The following chart shows that of the parents and carers whose children or young people do not have an EHCP, 51% know how to access support for their child or young person’s special educational needs.