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SEND 16+ Transitions Guide

All children and young people deserve a bright future – to belong, achieve, contribute, stay safe and be healthy.

Cover of 16+ Transitions Guide

The teenage years are a time of change and exploration as they begin the start of their journey towards greater independence and adulthood.

For children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, starting early to plan and prepare for this transition into adulthood will build their confidence and help make this period in their lives a positive experience.

Suffolk County Council have made a SEND 16+ Transitions Guide. The guide is for parents and carers of children and young people on SEND support or who have an Education, Health & Care Plan . This is sometimes called a ‘EHCP’.

Suffolk County Council has produced this guide in collaboration with parents, carers, and providers of education and health services. They have also talked to families who have been through this experience themselves to ensure that advice is as useful as possible.

“Parents and carers know the needs and aspirations of their children and will play a large part in shaping their future. We hope that this information will help to guide you as together you will make some of the most important decisions of their lives.”

You can download the guide by clicking here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/suffolk_16_transition_guide.pdf

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