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SEND Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Guide: 14 -25 year olds

East Riding of Yorkshire Council have recently published the Guide which has been co-produced by practitioners across Children’s, Adults, Health services and schools, as well as young people from TYLER (The Young Leaders of the East Riding) and parent carers, both from the East Riding Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) and also others who are not members of the Parent Carer Forum.

The Guide has been produced to provide information about the Preparing for Adulthood agenda, otherwise known in short as PfA. The guide is for parent carers of young people, and all those who work with and for young people aged 14 - 25 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across local authorities, health services, schools, colleges, training providers, voluntary sector organisations and other support services.

The Guide aims to support parent carers and practitioners to support young people with SEND to move into adulthood with choice and control over their lives and have good life outcomes. This guide is primarily for those with / who support young people with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, although the principles of Preparing for Adulthood are also beneficial for young people at SEN Support level. Please bear in mind that the services included in this guide may only be available to those young people with an EHC Plan.

For ease, the Guide has been broken up into the four PfA outcome areas:

Education and Employment - this pathway explores different education, training and employment options

Independent Living - this pathway looks at accommodation and living arrangements along with available support

Friends, Relationships and Community Involvement - this pathway identifies opportunities for participating in and contributing to the local community as well as how to stay safe 

Good Health - this pathway supports being as healthy as possible in adult life.

The Guide includes a ‘Who’s Who’ guide to services available, as well as a ‘Preparing for Adulthood Timeline’ which breaks down what parent carers should expect to happen and when, if they have a young person with an EHC Plan. Furthermore, the Guide also includes a comprehensive Glossary of Terms. Each of these features within the Guide are available as separate documents on the Local Offer website.

The Guide is available both online and as a hard copy version.

View the Guide on the Local Offer website.

Preparing for Adulthood Event Mental Capacity workshop

The new framework for mental capacity has implications for young people and parents carers.

View the presentation from the Preparing for Adulthood event delivered by Futures Plus.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 Presentation (powerpoint 771kb opens in new window)

Good News Story

The Young Leaders of East Riding (T.Y.L.E.R) was successful in receiving funding from the Youth Action Board to fill a gap they found within the East Riding. The group has been working with the Education and Skills Team to put together a 10 week course for all young people aged 16 to 24. The course will include sessions on:

- Introduction to Independent Life Skills – what is independent living? how to create personal goals

- Money Management – how to create a budget? managing bills, etc.

- Appointment Booking – who do you need to book appointments with? and how

- Independent Skills – how to clean a house, how to read a water, gas and electricity meter and how to travel independently

- Socialising – the benefits of socialising, how to be comfortable in a group and how to identify ways to increase social activities

- Healthy Lifestyles: Staying Fit – benefits of and different ways to exercise

- Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy Eating – benefits of eating healthy, identifying healthy foods and cooking a healthy meal

- Improving Confidence – ways to increase and exercise mental resilience and increase confidence

- Community and Government – understanding the community we live in and understanding the voting system

- Where Next? Employment and Education? – identifying employment and education opportunities and how to apply for jobs

If you would like to find out more about dates and locations. If you are unable to make the dates on the website, please email to register your interest, the more people that show an interest, the more courses we can run.

T.Y.L.E.R would like to remove barriers for anyone to attend. If you have any problems with transport, etc. please let them know when you book and this will be sorted for you.

Tel: (01482) 887670

Enrol online at

More information about the courses can be found on the T.Y.L.E.R. website




FISH bulletin

You can view the latest bulletin below:

FISH Bulletin 7 November 2019 (pdf 172kb opens in new window)

LOOK AHEAD Newsletter

LOOK AHEAD newsletter June 2019 (pdf 29mb opens in new window)

For information about LOOK AHEAD and to register with the service, please visit the LOOK AHEAD page or contact the FISH helpline:

Tel: (01482) 396469

Autism Jigsaw news

Autism Awareness Courses

Sessions are open to all parents and professional/practitioners.
Courses are for those parents whose child has a diagnosis. Please note that it is expected that parents attend the first course - Exploring Autism Course.

Attendees must be over 16 years of age

For information on the Autism courses/seminars: and to book your place, please complete the booking form and return it to Email:

ASC session booking form (word 68 kb, opens in new window)

Tel: (01482) 394000 (option 4 or option 2)

Autism and Sensory Needs Information Seminars

Led by the Inclusion Practitioners for parent carers and practitioners whose child has sensory needs. The seminar will be running twice and will help to:

  • Get a better understanding of how sensory needs can affect your child
  • Explore practical ideas to help you and your child to meet their sensory needs
  • Dates:  Thursday 21 November 2019 – This seminar is now full
    Times: 6pm – 8:15pm
    Cost:  Free
    Venue: Beverley Minster Primary School, St Giles Croft, Beverley, HU17 8LA
    Booking essential: There are places for 12 people on each evening session.

    Understanding Autism Seminar

    Open to families and practitioners who would like to know more about Autism Spectrum Conditions, including;

  • Developing an understanding of autism.
  • Discuss experiences of getting a diagnosis.
  • Identify how autism can affect families.
  • Explore practical ideas for developing communication strategies.
  • Clarify support that families may be entitled to and ways to access it.
  • Dates: Monday 2 December 2019 – This seminar is now full
    10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA


    East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum Logo EYPCF

    East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

    Read more about the East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum here

    Coffee Morning: Eoin Rush, Director of Children, Families and Schools (replacing Kevin Hall) will be attending to speak with parents and carers about his future plans for working with the parent carer forum and how he plans to improve services and provision for families over the next few years. We look forward to welcoming parents and carers. There will be time to chat with other parents and carers.

    Date:Thursday 21 November 2019
    Times:9.30am - 12.30pm
    Cost: Free of charge, refreshments will be provided (Travel and childcare costs will be re-reimbursed by EYPCF)
    Venue: Lairgate Hotel, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EP

    Knowledge and Information Support - This workshop is designed to deliver information about the SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) process from early support right through to the completion of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Information is provided about all the steps and processes involved. These include ensuring that the plan is fit for purpose, remains appropriate, is amended if necessary, that annual reviews are carried out within the correct time frame and are relevant and informative.

    This is an opportunity to come along and have some time out in pleasant surroundings, enjoy a lovely lunch and chat to other parent/carers with similar experiences.

    Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019
    Time: 9.45am to 2pm
    Cost: Free of charge (EYPCF can help with travel and childcare costs - please contact EYPCF for more information)
    Venue: Lairgate Hotel, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8EP

    Contact: EYPCF to book your place.
    Tel: (01262) 678283

    Peer Challenge

    During April, East Riding of Yorkshire Council invited a 'Peer Challenge' which focussed on 3 broad areas of SEND activity. The peer challenge team, made up of four senior colleagues from other authorities within the region, were on site for 3 days, undertaking a series of meetings with staff across education, health and care services, parents and carers, children and young people, as well as site visits to settings. Council officers have subsequently met with the EYPCF and other partners to review the helpful feedback, which confirmed much of our self-evaluation (SEF), and to consider suggestions for further development. A copy of the full report is also attached below. If parents or carers have any questions regarding the peer challenge process or the detail within the report, please contact the EYPCF.

    Peer Challenge Report (pdf 323kb opens in new window)

    Single Route of Redress - National Trial - Extending Powers of the First-tier Tribunal ( SEND) - From 3 April 2018

    The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the 'SEND Tribunal', to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a two-year trial. The trial will apply to decisions made or EHC plans issued/amended from 3 April 2018.

    For more information visit the Education, Health and Care Plan page of the Local Offer under the question 'What can I do if I disagree with the decisions made about any aspect of the Education, Health and/or Social Care provision?'