The 5 day offer (Parents and carers)
Who is it for?
The “five day offer” is for young people who have an education health and care plan EHCP and have completed secondary education and live in North Lincolnshire.
What is the “5 day offer”?
The purpose of the “5 day offer” in North Lincolnshire is to help prepare young people to make a successful transition to adulthood. Through primary and into secondary school children, young people, and their families or carers have been used to them doing something every day, Monday to Friday. As young people move on to college and 6th form they find that most further education and post 16 courses are offered over 3 days.
The “5 day offer” is a package of provision and support across education, health and care that can be put together to meet a young person’s needs to cover 5 days a week. The 5 days do not have to be at one provider and can include time in different settings and with different providers and include a range of activities to compliment the education outlined within the education health and care plan EHCP. There is no requirement to have a “5 day offer” and some young people are able to structure their week to build in their existing hobbies, interests, part-time work or volunteering or are able to undertake coursework and homework independently or with other students outside of lessons, as well as socialising with their college or 6th form peers with the education environment.
Young people over compulsory school age have the right to participate in decisions about the provision that is made for them.
However, some young people will not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions. Under the Children and Families Act, lacking mental capacity has the same meaning as in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In cases where a person lacks mental capacity to make a particular decision, that decision will be taken by a representative on their behalf.
Further information can be found in the SEND Code of Practice.
Also see the Preparation for Adulthood website – Mental Capacity Act
Find out more
The links below will take you to the young people’s pages explaining what the 5 day offer is and provide some examples: