On this page you will find information and resources to support you when you are working with children young people, their parents and carers. There is also more information across the whole of the Local Offer.
Within the sections below, you will find downloadable tools and useful links to enhance you SEND knowledge and skills.
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Education, health and care plan
The term ‘transition’ is used to refer to life changes that all children and young people may go through. The transition pathway involves young people and their families working with professionals to think about and plan for the future, considering the young person's needs, wants and hopes.
Preparing for adulthood means preparing for:
- Higher education and/or employment – this includes exploring different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies.
- Independent living – this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living.
- Participating in society, including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community
- Being as healthy as possible in adult life.
7 step plan to being in control
NASEN personalisation guide
NASEN transition guide
NICE transition guide
Person centred planning toolkit
Preparing for adulthood factsheet
Preparing for adulthood tool
Care act fact sheets
Care act guidance
National preparing for adulthood website
PFA self-evaluation tools
Youth Offending Service (YOS)