Preparing for adulthood pathways:
Independent Living
Community Inclusion

What the SEND Code of Practice says about Preparing for Adulthood

Chapter 8 of the SEND Code of Practice (2015) is full of information about your legal rights about preparing for adulthood. says:

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be lifetransforming for children and young people with SEN. This support needs to start
early, and should centre around the child or young person’s own aspirations,
interests and needs. All professionals working with them should share high
aspirations and have a good understanding of what support is effective in enabling
children and young people to achieve their ambitions.
7.38 Preparing for adulthood means preparing for:

  • higher education and/or employment – 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, their accommodation
    and living arrangements, including supported living
  • participating in society, including having friends and supportive
    relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community
  • being as healthy as possible in adult life

National Resources

Preparing for Adulthood: Person-centred Planning Tools

Preparing for Adulthood: Employment Resources

Preparing for Adulthood: Independent Living

Preparing for Adulthood: Friends, Relationships & Community – NDTi

Preparing for Adulthood: EHC Planning – NDTi

Preparing for Adulthood: Local Offer – NDTi

Preparing for Adulthood: Event Resources – NDTi

Preparing for Adulthood: Case Studies & Stories – NDTi

Local Resources (London Borough of Sutton)

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