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Preparing For Adulthood

Please see below essential information for parents/carers of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) when moving into adulthood.

It is never too early to start preparing for adulthood.

Local Authority websites have a wealth of information for preparing for adulthood on their respective websites.

Please click on the link below for the appropriate authority to take you to this valuable resource

Preparing for adulthood – Lincolnshire County Council

Preparing you for adulthood | Rutland information Service

Preparing for Adulthood (Local Offer) | Peterborough Information Network

The following link also has some very useful information

Preparing for Adulthood Programme (PfA)

Lincolnshire's local Offer 

Lincolnshire's Local Offer includes services and events for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and their families. 

It includes advice about health, education and social care for: 

  • children and young people from birth to 25 years old with SEND 
  • parents and carers of children with SEND 
  • professionals working in health, care and education 
  • providers of services for children and young people 

Please use the link below to access this service

SEND Local Offer – Lincolnshire County Council

Supported Internships

Supported internships are a structured, work-based study programme for 16 to 24-year-olds with SEND, who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan. The core aim of a supported internship study programme is a substantial work placement, facilitated by the support of an expert job coach.

Supported interns are enrolled and supported by a learning provider, for example, a school or college, but spend most of their learning time - typically around 70% - in a workplace.

The internships provide the opportunity for young people to achieve sustained, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.

Click on the link below to find out more about internships.

Internships Work - NDTi