Preparing for Adulthood has launched an online forum to enable
those working with children and families to discuss the Special
Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms.
Each week, they will be discussing an element of the SEND
reforms and considering how these interact with the reforms to
create a positive outcome for young people with SEN and
The aim of the forum is to support developing process and plans
in local areas by helping you with the specific challenges you face
related to each element of the SEND reforms. It is also an
opportunity to raise questions and address some of the challenges
you are experiencing with responses from regional champions,
experts in the sector and the Preparing for Adulthood team.
Preparing for Adulthood is funded by the Department for
Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and
disability reforms. The Preparing for Adulthood programme is
delivered by a partnership between the National Development
Team for inclusion and the Council for Disabled Children.
The partnership brings together a wide range of expertise and
experience of working with young people and families, at a local
and national level and across government, to support young people
into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent
living and friends, relationships and community inclusion.
You can read more about Preparing for Adulthood and their work
from their website.
If you have any questions about the forum, contact