The preparing for adulthood review: a good practice toolkit

Preparing for Adulthood
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This toolkit explores how person-centred approaches can help effectively transfer statements and learning difficultly assessments to education and health care plans. The guide focuses on young people who are preparing for adulthood – those aged 14-25 who will be transferring from a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or are receiving support at college following a learning difficulty assessment. It provides suggestions of how to skill up the workforce and use information from EHC plans to inform commissioning and develop the market, explaining how to: have good conversations with young people about their aspirations; use person centred practice to develop good education, health and care plans and transfer statements and learning disability assessments to education, health and care plans; deliver preparing for adulthood reviews from Year 9 as described in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice; achieve quality planning at scale and develop the workforce; and develop a strategic approach to person centred practice and preparing for adulthood pathways. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
service transitions, special educational needs, person-centred care, learning disabilities, care plans, planning, staff development, adults, child care reviews;
Content type:
practice guidance
United Kingdom
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