Personal Education Plans (PEP)

A Personal Education Plan, or PEP, is part of a looked after child’s care plan. All children and young people of statutory education age should have a PEP.

PEP meetings are held each term, usually in school, and are organised jointly between the social worker and the school. It is important that the carer/parent is invited to the meeting so that their views can be taken into account. Young people can also attend, but they are given the opportunity to have their say on what is important to them before the meeting, if they are unable to attend.

The PEP should be an evolving document which outlines what is currently happening for a child educationally and a plan for what should be happening to enable the child to make at least expected progress in education and fulfil their potential.

For a child with special educational needs (SEND), where there is an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the PEP should complement, but not duplicate the child’s EHCP.

The PEP is the shared responsibility of several partners and we have outlined in the guidance below what the responsibility of each party is within the PEP process.

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