SEND Green paper and LAC
The Special Education and Disability Green paper gives me hope that finally, our young people will have a seamless transition to adulthood without having to fall through the current chasm of 16 plus and adult services. SEND doesn’t just stop at a birthday or a leaving day that financial constraints, independence plans or social care chooses and we need to utilise this to support our young people.
How is this impacting on our delivery? We are planning ahead to ensure that we use the strength of the legislation to inform our future practise. We work to ensure that accreditation is coinage for the future not time filling for the present.
Work related learning is meaningful and real in its experience. The support YES (Youth Engagement Service) in Salford recently gave us in providing ‘S’ with an incredibly positive placement following on from her vocational learning experience ,can only be illustrated by the 15 year old girl leaving one of our Children’s homes dressed in her white shirt and black business style trousers . She was going to work!