Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood team

BSL Support

The Preparing for Adulthood team is a specialist team supporting and safeguarding young people from 18 years old who:

  • are living with a learning disability and/or autism, and
  • have an Education Health Care Plan accessing education.

Their role is to support young people and their families, to build sustainable long-term solutions to their care and support needs by focusing on enablement and independence. All work is person-centred. This means the young person and their family play an active role in developing a support plan which will enable the young person to achieve their aspirations and be part of their community.

Our role includes carrying out Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Assessments, Community Treatment reviews, Adult Safeguarding, working with Care Leavers, supporting colleagues in SEND Education to develop Education Health Care Plans, working with carers and Court of Protection work.

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and work closely with our partners in:

  • Disabled children’s services
  • SEND education
  • Leaving care
  • Adults with learning disabilities
  • Health partners.

The team work with young people who are eligible for social care.