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Preparing for adulthood

The term transition is used to describe the process by which a young person with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) moves into adult life.

For those wishing to continue studying, it often involves the change from school to post-16 education settings, such as sixth form, college and university. There are many opportunities for young people to continue studying. Click here to read more about what's available in Redbridge for young people over 16 with SEND.

For young people who wish to find employment, there are local services available to provide support. Connexions Personal Advisors and the Job Centre Plus Disability Employment Advisors can assist young people in finding employment and training opportunities in local businesses and organisations.

The transition into adulthood also involves the move from children’s social care and paediatric services to adult health and care services, and where possible, finding and applying for accommodation, benefits and financial support, and leisure and social activities so that young people with SEN are able to develop relationships and contribute to their community.

Click on the categories to read more about how to access services in Redbridge to support the transition into adulthood.


  • DfE & DHSC Joint Ministerial Letter - 21st July 2020 view
  • Temporary Changes to SEND Legislation view
  • Coronavirus | Updates, advice and resources for schools and settings view
  • Coronavirus | Updates, advice and resources for families in Redbridge view
  • Contacting FiND view

Advice and Guidance

  • Coronavirus | Guidance for children and young people with SEND view
  • Coronavirus | Guidance for all families in Redbridge view
  • Coronavirus | Guidance for young people in Redbridge view
  • Coronavirus | Guidance for parents and carers (including education and childcare) view


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