Not all children will have to be transferred straight away. The guidance from the Department of Education makes it clear that schools should begin working towards moving all children and young people with statements in England onto EHC plans from September 2014. The DfE says: We want this transition to happen at a pace that is achievable and which maintains the quality of support both to children and young people making the transition and those still on the previous system.
- Children with statements in year 9;
- Children and young people issued with a draft EHC plan before September 2014; and
- Children and young people with a statement leaving custody between
1 September 2014 and 1 April 2015.