Preparing for adulthood means preparing children and young people for adult life. This usually happens between the ages of 14 and 25.
If your child has an EHC Plan from this Y9 review there will be discussion around Preparing for Adulthood
It is important that young people and families are fully involved when making plans and decisions for this next stage in life so that the young person can reach their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes making sure they are able to live as independent as possible. They will also be focus on what the young person would like to do after leaving school
There are four main areas that will be looked at when preparing for adulthood. These are;
Education, employment or training This includes exploring different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies.
Independent living This means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have. What skills they need to become as independent as possible including travel training. their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living
Community involvement This includes participating in society, including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community
Health This will include planning the move from children’s health services into adult health services where needed and how the young person will manage or be supported to manage their health as an adult to ensure they will be as healthy as possible in their adult life.
For further information on preparing for adulthood please watch our YouTube video.
You can also find more information on Redbridge's Local Offer pages.