Today marks the day that The Children and Families Act 2014
comes into effect. Part 3 of the Children and Families Act
establishes a new system for disabled children and young people and
those with SEN.
There is greater emphasis on young people having choice and
control over their lives and support, with professionals across
education, health and care working together to help them achieve
their aspirations for the future. For young people preparing
for adulthood there will be a particular focus on employment,
independent living, health and community participation.
To ensure young people and their families understand how
the changes might impact them, the Preparing for Adulthood
programme has a wide range of resources available here.
You can download our PfA Factsheet about the links
between The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act