Archive Consultation - Preparation for Adulthood Policy
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 September 2019.
Draft PFA Transitions Policy [PDF, 597Kb] – 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.