Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, said about the latest conversion statistics from Statements to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.
“Education, Health and Care Plans are a critical part of the education of children and young people with autism and special educational needs (SEND). They outline the individual support a child needs to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve their potential.
“It is therefore essential that the appropriate resources are put in place, for families, education providers and staff, to allow a successful and timely transition from Statements to EHC Plans.
“There is no second chance for these children, so we have to get it right first time. We also have to closely monitor what is happening to children without plans who need additional support.
“We hope that the new government will examine the evidence closely and commit to providing the guidance, resources and infrastructure needed to ensure that the rights established under the Children and Families Act 2014 are a reality for children with autism and SEND.”