Framework for Practice: A quality and rights based framework (EHCPs)

This research project set out to develop the first Quality and Rights based framework for EHCPs.  This framework is based on research evidence and designed by disabled young people.

The Quality and Rights framework is designed to ensure that EHCPs achieve the best possible outcomes for disabled children and young people now and for their future lives, where choice and control are central.

This framework for professionals provides practical, rights based information to ensure that independent living and full involvement and preparation for independence form an integral part of all EHCPs for disabled children and young people.

We have sought to define what choice, control and independent living really mean for disabled young people. We hope that this framework will be used by professionals to examine their current ways of working with disabled children and young people and reflect on how this could and should be better.

View the framework document




Research Findings: Defining quality and rights-based Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for disabled children and young people

We wanted to research and define what “quality” should be in EHCPs and to see whether they respected the rights of disabled children and young people.  We interviewed and facilitated discussion groups with disabled young people, parents/carers and multi-agency professionals.  This report presents our findings on what people think EHCPs could and should be to support disabled children and young people to achieve the best possible life.

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