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Helping young people with SEND prepare for adulthood

by Cathy Sheel

Young people, families and all those interested in improving the life chances of young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) are invited to two Preparing for Adulthood workshops.

Knowsley Council, in partnership with the national Preparing for Adulthood team are holding the first online workshop via Zoom on 31 January, 10am to 2pm, to develop a vision and action plan aimed at improving outcomes for young people with SEND as they prepare for adulthood.

The meeting, open to young people, families, practitioners, managers, leaders and commissioners from across education, health, care, the voluntary sector and other key partners, will identify positive goals that could be achieved over the next one to two years. This will be compared to how life is now.

For more information and to book a place at the meeting click here

A further online workshop will be held on Thursday, 3 February 10am to 2pm, to co-design indicators that will help achieve the vision and action plan. For more information and to book a place at this workshop click here.

Cllr Louise Harbour, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “We know that no one person, family, community, team, service, organisation or sector in isolation can improve outcomes for young people 0-25 with SEND.

“It takes teamwork and partnership working with everyone involved, which is why we’d encourage as many people as possible interested in improving the life chances of young people with SEND in Knowsley to sign up for these workshops.”

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services added: “It is vital that young people play a major role in these meetings and have a voice in shaping the future of services that affect them now and in the future as they transition into adulthood.”