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Preparing for adulthood and transition

Transition involves the many changes that occur as a young person moves through their teenage years and into adult life.

These changes may include the transition from school to college, college to adult life and include thinking about and planning for employment, housing, good health and accessing things in the community.

Schools, colleges health and social care should work together to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities to prepare for adult life.

Discussion about long term goals needs to start early, well before Year 9 at school when young people are aged 13 to 14-years-old.

The Derbyshire Preparing for Adulthood Pathway

The Derbyshire Preparing for Adulthood Pathway replaces the Transition Planning in Derbyshire: Pathways and Person-Centred Approaches.

The Derbyshire Preparing for Adulthood Pathway focuses on young people preparing for adulthood − those aged over 13 years and up to 25 years. It sets out how services should work together to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities to prepare for adult life. This process has previously been referred to as 'transition' to adult life and services.

The Derbyshire Preparing for Adulthood Pathway is attached to this page.