Young people want to have full lives with control and choices about their future. Our transitions team work with young people (14-25) with complex needs and a range of disabilities, and their carers, to support them as they become adults.
If a child, young carer or adult caring for a child is likely to have needs when they or their child turn 18, we must assess them to consider if there is 'significant benefit' in receiving additional care and support when they turn 18 and what that might be.
We will work with you to provide person centred planning and ongoing advice, information and support as you move into adulthood. We want to help you to stay well and to ensure you can reach your full potential and achieve your aspirations. This usually begins from age 14 years old (School Year 9).
Please note: Under the Children and Families Act 2014, children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) must start planning in year nine.
You will need to make choices about your future and the support you may need, including; finding a job, where you might live, healthcare, and opportunities to become part of your community and make friends.