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Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms. The Preparing for Adulthood programme will provide knowledge and support to all local authorities and their partners, including families and young…

The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms.

The Preparing for Adulthood programme will provide knowledge and support to all local authorities and their partners, including families and young people, so they can ensure young people with SEN and disabilities achieve paid work, independent living, good health and community inclusion as they move into adulthood.

Our vision and Mission:

We believe that young people with SEND should have equal life chances as they move into adulthood.

This should include paid employment and higher education, housing options and independent living, good health, friends, relationships, community inclusion and choice and control over their lives and support.

If we were successful we would see the following:

  • Preparing for adulthood would start from the earliest years
  • Services that have a statutory responsibility would focus on how they can support people to progress towards PfA outcomes
  • Mainstream agencies would be more inclusive and engaged
  • Young people and their families would be involved in strategic planning and service design and would support commissioners in design and development of future services
  • Local authorities would be able to evidence positive outcomes for young people
  • The Local Offer would provide children, young people and their families with up to date and clear information on what is available locally through the Local Offer. The Local Offer will also have a feedback and review mechanism for commissioners to capture information on where the gaps are for families
  • Young people and families would be involved in the ongoing development and review of the Local Offer

Who to contact

Telephone
01225 789135
E-mail
info@preparingforadulthood.org.uk
Website
Preparing for Adulthood

Where to go

Name
Preparing for Adulthood Programme, National Development Team for Inclusion
Address
30-32
Westgate Buildings
Bath
Postcode
BA1 1EF

Other Details

Additional Information

Providing services to
Young people

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 02/10/2019

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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