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Last updated on 18 January 2019
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Find out what you need to be thinking about when developing outcomes for education, health and care (EHC) plans, and have a look at some sample outcomes.

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  1. Definition and purpose of an ‘outcome’
  2. Make sure outcomes are SMART
  3. Don’t confuse outcomes with provision
  4. Focus on the child or young person
  5. Make a clear link with the other sections of the plan
  6. Set out steps towards meeting the outcomes
  7. Sample outcomes

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