Preparing for Adulthood Network is a service that:
- Supports peer learning at a regional level to ensure the delivery of the PfA elements of the reforms across Education, Health, and Care (Children and adults)
- Meets twice in each region during the year, although there is continued liaison across the region throughout the year.
- Gives Feedback from the region is shared with the Department for Education, including best practice examples and issues and challenges
- Works with other regional networks, for example, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, NHSE regional networks to ensure synergy and sharing across the region.
The Preparing for Adulthood Programme provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years.
The Preparing for Adulthood is based on what disabled young people say is important to them. Ultimately, young people want to have full lives with choices about their future and control of their support.
The Preparing for Adulthood programme has three key strands of work:
- Development and implementation of good practice through the PfA Demonstration Sites
- Best practice and information sharing
- Regional support in relation to all PfA outcomes and partnership working through events and networks
We work with the Department for Education and its partners to ensure that young people with SEN achieve paid employment, independent living and housing options, good health, friendships, relationships, and community inclusion as they move into adulthood.