Data set from Education, health and care plans

New plans - characteristics

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The number of children and young people with a new EHC plan which started during the calendar year, broken down by characteristic - includes sex and ethnicity.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Education, health and care plans
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of plans
  • Percentage of plans
  • Breakdown
Time period
2022 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorAsian/Asian British61887.329322026
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorBlack/African/Caribbean/Black British45955.442507225
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorMixed/Multiple ethnic groups52786.251480551
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorOther ethnic group13941.651111006
2023Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEthnicity majorUnknown894710.59719524

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
num_new_plansNumber of plans
pc_new_plansPercentage of plans


  1. From 2023, the data collection changed from aggregated figures at local authority level, to a person level collection. This has been a major change in approach and as such care should be taken with comparisons across this period. Further detail on the change is provided in the publication and supporting methodology.
  2. Data on ethnicity and gender has been collected from 2023 only.
  3. This data item has been marginally impacted by reporting issues in some local authorities – please see the methodology for further information.

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