Developing Practice

As part of our programme this year we will be working with demonstration sites across the 9 regions in order to develop and share best practice in relation to preparation for adulthood.

We received 22 expressions of interest for 9 regions, so it was difficult to choose.  We really wanted a range of sites that covered both rural and urban areas, with a mixed demographic that could give us the best opportunity to demonstrate what is possible in delivering the PfA reforms and to offer support to deliver real progress in a number of key priority areas:

  • Exemplar Local Offers around PfA
  • Exemplar EHC Plans around PfA,
  • Progress on integration and strategic joint commissioning between education, health and care and between children's and adult services.
  • Strategic engagement of parent/carers and young people around PfA
  • Employment and paid work for young people
  • Progress on thinking creatively around personal budgets and personalisation linked to PfA

Over the course of the next year we will be working with each area to develop best practice learning examples that will be shared via our website, facebook and twitter. To keep receive these first sign up to our e-bulletin here

The sites and their priority areas can be seen below: 

West Midlands - Dudley

Local Offer, EHC Plans and Strategic engagement


North West - Cheshire West and Chester      

Local Offer, Personal budgets and personalisation and Employment


East Midlands - Rutland                                      

EHC plans, Personal budgets and personalisation and Integration and joint commissioning


Yorks and Humber - Leeds                                           

Local Offer, EHC Plans and Strategic engagement


London - Kingston and Richmond            

Strategic engagement, Integration and joint commissioning and EHC Plans  


South East - Portsmouth

Integration and joint commissioning, EHC Plans  


North East - Newcastle

Employment, Personal budgets and personalisation and EHC Plans  


East of England - Hertfordshire

Strategic engagement, Employment and Integration and joint commissioning


South West - Bath and NE Somerset

EHC Plans and Employment


The PfA team will also continue to work across the country offering regional support and activity particularly around PfA outcomes and partnership working.