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Overview of preparing for adulthood

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Leaving school and moving into adulthood can be a challenging time for all young people, particularly for those with disabilities.  Therefore, it’s never too early to think about preparing for adulthood and what this period of transition may entail, ensuring that the aspirations of the young person involved are always at the heart of all planning.

Young people and their families / carers may be unsure about what to expect and where to get advice, support or information to help make decisions at this key time.  Herefordshire Council has developed a Children and Young People with Disabilities and Complex Needs - Preparing for Adulthood Protocol, to help support and improve the transition process from childhood to adulthood. 

The protocol has been designed with young people to ensure everyone works together for the benefit of the young person, their parents and carers and outlines the preparing for adulthood pathway, including specific roles and responsibilities for all key agencies.

To find out more, take a look at the protocol on Herefordshire Council’s website.