Transitions - moving from one educational setting to another, or moving on from school to university or employment - are a challenging time for any child but can be especially difficult for children and young people with additional needs.
Managing this change well is important and can make a huge difference to how well your child or young person settles in their new environment.
We have worked with parents of children and young people with SEND to produce this page full of tips and advice to help you support your child to move on to the next stage.
Moving on from school to college, university or employment can be an exciting time, but can also feel overwhelming. To help your young person make this transition as smoothly as possible, there are things you can do to help your young person prepare. Our Preparing for Adulthood webpages should have all the advice and information you need to help them successfully move on to the next phase of their life, including advice and information on these topics:
- Further Education
- Employment and Training
- Independent Living (including info on housing options, money and legal decisions).
- Physical and mental health
- Friends and Community
The Services for Young People SEND team are dedicated to providing additional support to your people with special educational needs and disabilities to help them move into work, an apprenticeship or learning. You can find out more about the team on the SfYP SEND team website
There are many other useful resources online including: