Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood is the period in your life when you change from being a child to an adult.


This can be an exciting time with changes perhaps in the place you live, learn or work, you may meet new people and make new relationships.

It might also mean being introduced to new workers who can support you through these changes. We are committed to working with you, your family and those who already support you to ensure that transitions are positive, well planned and that you have choice and control over how you want to live your life.

What our service provides

During the transition from school you will have a named worker to help guide you through the process. This person will link with you, your family, friends and support workers to plan how to achieve what you want to achieve. Your school and those who work with you should help you to think creatively about your life and your goals.

The named worker will be part of regular review meetings with you to make sure that the changes you have planned are right for you and that you are in touch with the right people and organisations to move you forward with plans for your adult life in your own way.

How to access the service

Children's services will usually start talking to you from around year 9. They will include your family, school, relevant health and other workers to make sure you are able to get properly ready and ensure that information about you moves on with you.

Find out more about preparing for adulthood on the Local Offer website (opens in a new window).

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