Preparing for Adulthood
When your child is young, you make most of the decisions for them. But as your child gets older, they begin to make decisions for themselves. This can be a difficult time, especially for parents of disabled children.
For more and more youngsters, planning for adulthood can start at primary school age. The journey to adulthood will also span child and adult services in education, health and care as well as a changing benefits system.
Parents’ Guide to PfA
We know that helping to prepare your child for adulthood (PfA) can seem like a huge task and its hard to know where to start. We have helped Cambridgeshire County Council co-produce an introductory parents’ guide to get you started.
Download Preparing for Adulthood – A Parents Guide here.
Preparing for adulthood in Cambridgeshire
- Read about Cambridgeshire’s Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) services on Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Offer webpages. They include:
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Information to help your young adults take their first steps into work, apprenticeships or supported placements.
Friends, Relationships & Community
Information on befriending services, safe relationships and community services.
Information on transition from children’s to adult social care and housing options.
Other useful Preparing for Adulthood resources:
- Preparing for Adulthood – website featuring resources and stories of young people moving into work
- Transition Information Network
- Education factsheets on Further/Higher Education from Disability Rights UK
- Government guidance on 19-25 year olds’ entitlement to EHC Plans