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Year 12 (age 16/17)

You are now coming to the end of your first year of post-16 education or training.

EHC Plan and Needs Assessment Process
  • EHC Plan reviewed, updated, and focusses on plans for preparation for adulthood by school, college or training provider
  • Review of support in school for those with additional needs but no EHC Plan
  • Young person reviews preferred post 16 option
  • Health & Social Care may continue transition planning
  • If you are moving on, school will support your plan for transition
  • The Complex Needs panel involved if request is for a specialist placement at college
  • job applications, work experience, or further study are planned as required by the young person
  • Parents and young person discuss potential post-19 options with provider and key worker and plan visits as appropriate
Friends, Relationships and My Community
  • Think about how to make sure friendships will be maintained after school ends
  • Support young person to plan how to keep in touch with others and vice versa
  • Can/does young person access local services such as sports centres, libraries, cinemas, restaurants, shopping centres etc?
  • Family is accessing any information or support they may need
  • Short break provision is available up to the young persons 19th birthday
  • Check that the young person can use a mobile phone, email and social networking sites to support their ability to maintain friendships
Preparing for and Finding Employment
  • Check the Career Plan continues to be updated
  • Plan to spend progressively more time in work related learning or employment that the young person is interested in
  • Where there are particular difficulties with travelling independently, consider assistance available as outlined under our transport in the local offer pages
  • Continue to explore with the provider all possible options including supported employment, apprenticeships, work based learning, work-related learning at college, paid work, self-employment, higher education
Developing Independence
  • Have information on the range of housing options available to ensure people think about where they might live when thinking about job
  • Seek benefits advice
  • Think about personal budgets and how these might be used to personalise a young person’s support
  • Where a young person is unable to travel independently, consider support that might be necessary to develop independent travel skills and/or assistance that might be available
Good Health
  • Ensure young person and family know when they will be discharged from each of the services they use now and who will take over responsibility
  • Ensure the young person/family knows how their health needs will be met
  • Annual Health Check via GP if eligible & GP surgery is participating in the scheme
  • If young person is educated out of area, start thinking about accessing Barnet health services on their return
  • If you have a communication passport check that it is upo to date and avaialable for the relevant professionals, with consent.
  • Consider how annual review can be joined up with any other reviews a young person has e.g. Child Looked After (CLA), Child In Need (CIN), etc.
  • Mental capacity (age 16) check the young person has appropriate support to make their own informed decisions.

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