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Hertfordshire Send Local Offer

All students aged 16 - 19 (up to 25 with an EHC plan) should follow a tailored study programme, that challenges them and prepares them for adulthood. Programmes:

  • can help students with academic qualifications
  • can help them benefit from work experience and other non-qualification activities

Young people with an EHC plan can undertake Supported Internships or Traineeships which aim to prepare them for future work or apprenticeships.

Supported Internships

Supported internships are study programmes based with an employer. They help young people with SEND to achieve sustainable, paid employment by giving them the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace.

Internships normally last for a year and include unpaid work placements of at least 6 months. Wherever possible, they support the intern to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

Traineeships

A traineeship prepares a young person for their future career by helping them to become ‘work ready’. Designed to help young people aged 16 - 24, traineeships provide essential work skills training, support with English and maths, and the work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.

For health needs, you can get a referral for an Adult Continuing Health Care Assessment. This should be done well before a young person turns 18, to allow time for the assessment to be completed and for follow up discussions.

If there is no equivalent adult health service for your child to transition to, their health needs will be managed by their GP.

If it's likely your child will need support from adult social care, the council must complete a transition assessment before the young person turns 18 years old.

If your child doesn't currently receive children’s social services, but may need services as an adult, you'll still need a transition assessment. This might happen if they have a degenerative condition or a mental health problem.

The parent/ caregiver or the young person can ask for an assessment. There is no specific age your child has to be to ask for an assessment, but guidance suggests that they should happen when it is easier to understand what their needs might be after the age of 18.

By law, your council must continue providing support through the assessment process, until:

  • adult services are in place,
  • or it is clear that adult care and support won't be provided.

Make sure that support doesn't stop until the care assessment is complete.

When an assessment is carried out, information should be given about whether your child is likely to have eligible needs for care and support when they turn 18 and an indication of the sort of support they can expect. If the local authority decides not to carry out an assessment, it must explain in writing why it has reached that decision and provide information and advice about what can be done to prevent or delay the development of care and support needs.

 

Local authorities have a responsibility to assess the needs for support for carers. This assessment should consider:

The impact of caring on you and what you want from life.

  • Are you able or willing to carry on caring?
  • Do you work or want to work?
  • Do you want to study or do more socially?

When the assessment is complete, they must decide whether your needs are eligible for support. If they are, a support plan will be agreed, setting out how your needs will be met, e.g. help with housework, respite care etc.

An Access to Work grant can cover the additional support your child might need for the in-work element of a supported internship or traineeship.

Your child must be 16 or over and have a disability, health condition or mental health condition that affects their ability to work.

The young person must either:

  • have a paid job (you cannot get a grant for voluntary work)
  • be self-employed
  • have a job interview
  • be about to start a job or work trial
  • be starting work experience

Your child might not be eligible if they are claiming Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support.

The money can pay for things like:

  • adaptations to equipment
  • special equipment
  • fares to work if they cannot use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help them in the workplace
  • a support service if they have a mental health condition and are absent from work or finding it difficult to work
  • disability awareness training for colleagues
  • a communicator at a job interview

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