Preparing for Adulthood

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All young people face changes as they move from being teenagers to becoming adults and need to make important decisions about their future. This change can be even more complicated if you have special educational needs, a learning difficulty or disability. It is important that the right information, advice and support is provided at this time to achieve a smooth transition into adulthood.

From Year 9 onwards, young people in Gateshead with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are supported at annual review meetings to identify their aspirations for adulthood. Their EHCP will become more focused on what support they need to help them prepare for adulthood and to become as independent as possible.

For more information, advice and resources to help you, visit the Department for Education’s Preparing for Adulthood website.

 

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