Preparing for Adulthood (14 to 25 years)
Young people, including of course those with SEND, want to succeed in education and work, to live independently and healthily, and to be active members of their communities. Young people need choice and control over their lives to achieve good life outcomes. Our research tells us that learning to travel independently is a significant step to increase choice.
Schools and other settings will do everything they can to make sure pupils with special educational needs (SEN) get the extra support they need. The ordinarily available documets below give guidance on what schools and colleges will do.
Some students with more complex needs may need support above and beyond what is ordinarily available in a setting, this might mean that the pupil would need an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment.
What do young adults want?
Below sets out the stages for a young person by age that includes information about the process, together with helpful ideas and advice around developing skills and knowledge under the following four key areas:
- Community Inclusion - developing friends, relationships and sustainable networks of support
- Employment - opportunities to experience the world of work and get paid employment
- Developing Independence - maximising skills to live as independently as possible
- Good Health - maintaining good health and a healthy lifestyle
Pathways to Adulthood
- Year 9 (age 13/14)
- Year 10 (age 14/15)
- Year 11 (age 15/16)
- Year 12 (age 16/17)
- Year 13 to 14 (age 17/18 and 18/19)
- Age 19 to 25 Years - Remaining in Education and Training
- Age 19 to 25 and onwards
You can find more information in The Preparing for Adulthood Guide.
We would like to hear from Children, Young People, their Parents and Carers on what would help you to achieve the best educational outcomes, independence, social and life skills.
If you would like to comment on our preparing for adulthood services, or to suggest a service, please send an email to our dedicated inbox at SENDLocalOffer@Barnet.gov.uk.