Year 9 Annual Review Guide

In March 2018, the Department for Education asked the Preparing for Adulthood team to work with some local areas to explore the challenges presented by the extension of the SEND system to age 25, introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014.

The Preparing for Adulthood programme is firmly rooted in an evidence base of what works to support young people with special needs and disabilities to have good lives. The Preparing for Adulthood pathways were co-produced with 400 young people, their families and the people working with them across the education, health and care systems in twelve local areas. This work took place between 2008 and 2011 and was part of Getting a Life; a Cross Government (DfE, DH, DWP and Cabinet Office) programme. We are also informed by the evidence from the Valuing People and Valuing Employment Now strategies which included the Aspirations for Life programme, academic research and  the real life experiences of the many local areas, families and young people that we have worked with over the last 9 years.

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