Preparing for Adulthood (PfA)
Bromley’s vision is to enable young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to live, learn and work within their local community, achieve sustained progression, resulting in better life outcomes. This will be achieved by supporting parents and young people in planning more effectively for the future, from an earlier age.
The Children and Families Act 2014 enable joint working with parents, young people across education, social care and health to meet the assessed needs of young people in a person centred way. Through the Education, Health and Care Plan, destination led pathways will be developed, ensuring provision and support leads to sustained outcomes. The aim of the Children and Families Act is to raise aspirations and encourage families to think about what the future may look like from the earlier stage.
The new Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years (which supports the new law) says preparing for adulthood means preparing for:
- further education, training and/or employment
- independent lives
- participating in society: friendships and contributing to the local community
- health and well-being