The Children and Families Act 2014 created a number of specific
duties in relation to preparing young people for adulthood.
These duties include a focus on PfA outcomes that lead to
fulfilling adult lives from as early as possible but
especially from year 9 onwards. The PfA outcomes are based on
paid employment and higher education; independent living
opportunities; good health; and friends, relationships and being
part of the community. Education, Health and Care plans have the
potential to continue to age 25 and involve a number of decision
making rights and responsibilities for young people from 16
The Preparing for Adulthood programme is building on the
learning from past and current programmes and initiatives. These
Transition Support Programme
Worked to improve and co-ordinate services for disabled
young people in transition to adult life.
Getting a Life
Cross government programme that showed what needs to
happen so young people with learning disabilities get paid jobs and
full lives when they leave school.
Valuing Employment Now
Government programme that showed what needs to happen to
increase the number of people with learning disabilities in
Aspirations for Life
A campaign that worked on raising aspirations and
expectations from birth for people with learning disabilities with
a particular focus on employment, part of the campaign was to help
younger children think about what they wanted ot be when they grew
Learning for Living and Work
Aimed to help individuals achieve their full potential in
life through learning and work.
A supported internship model which helps disabled people
secure and keep paid permanent jobs and informed the development of