A Preparing for Adulthood guide has been produced for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Knowsley.
Local young people along with representatives from the Council, health and education services worked with the National Development Team for Inclusion to develop the guide, ensuring it addressed local needs.
Young people with SEND told us that in order to prepare for adulthood, they needed to have friends and places to go to socialise, be able to work, feel fit and healthy, feel safe and be involved in their local community and for them to do well in school.
In Knowsley, preparing for adulthood is a key priority and preparations start from an early stage – through early years through to further education.
The guide provides a range of information, help and support that is available in Knowsley including the preparing for adulthood process, what to expect, considerations at each stage and where further advice and support is available.
There’s information around education, employment and training, home to school / college transport, health, children’s and adult’s social care services and what to expect as you prepare for adulthood.