Consultation - Preparation for Adulthood Policy

Your comments would be appreciated

Preparing for Adulthood should be an integral route throughout a child’s journey. The Children and Families Act 2014 expects high aspirations to be set, and with the:

  • right support
  • clear outcomes
  • and a joint approach

to enable children with special educational needs and/or disabilities to go on to achieve successful outcomes in adult life.

Preparing for adulthood means preparing for:

  • Further/Higher Education and/or employment – this includes exploring different employment options such as Supported Internships, support to become self-employed and help from employment agencies.  All schools should consider how to link employers with young people from year 9.
  • Independent living – this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they receive, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living.
  • Participating in society – including having friends and supportive relationships and participating in / contributing to the local community.
  • Being as healthy as possible in adult life – this means having the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle and have specific health needs met.

We would like you to tell us what you think about our draft Preparation for Adulthood Policy.  Please e mail your comments to:

The consultation closed on 30 April 2020.

Draft PFA Transitions Policy [PDF, 857Kb] – this policy aims to ensure that professionals across education, health and social care are consistent in their approach to providing a seamless and safe transition from adolescent to adulthood, enabling young adults to achieve the best possible outcomes in employment, independent living, positive relationships, community inclusion and good health.

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