Preparing for Adulthood Support
Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations as everyone else but sometimes their SEND can mean they experience barriers to achieving these aims.
Young people with SEND may need extra support or adjustments to achieve the outcomes they want and need to learn, work and be full participants of their community. In North Lincolnshire, the Education Inclusion and Transition teams support young people with SEND, enabling them to move successfully in to adulthood. They attend annual review of EHC plans and gather the views and wishes of young people, coordinating the plan through transition from school to post 16 opportunities. In post 16 learning, a caseworker is allocated to every young person with an EHC plan and tracks their progression through termly meetings with the young person, their provider and parents/carers as appropriate.
Promotion of achievement and the best possible outcome for each young person is our primary objective and we hope that with the right support, many young people with SEND can build the confidence and independence they need to lead their own productive and independent lives.
Preparation for adulthood is all about young people gaining choice and control over their aspirations and opportunities.