Some young people will continue in education after year 13, as they continue to progress towards employment, supported employment, further education or independent living in line with their aspirations and outcomes. The EHC Plan may continue if agreed it is appropriate, when young person is accessing Further Education (mainstream or specialist), a training programme, an Apprenticeship or Traineeship. The EHC Plan will continue when young person is in a supported internship. The EHC Plan stops where the young person is in paid work, volunteering or social care services (without education). Following the Annual Review meeting an EHCP review or annual review report must be produced and circulated in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice. The implementation of the EHCP needs to be monitored, ensuring that actions are completed to enable young person to achieve prescribed outcomes.
If the young person moves on to higher education the EHC Plan will stop. Other grants/benefits may be available (DSA, Student Finance Agency).
Adult 0-25 Family Services review supported living and residential placements within six to eight weeks after a young person is placed in the setting or young person’s care transfers to Adult Services. Other reviews would be carried out annually unless triggered by a change in need or a request for review. For young people with a social worker, the transition meeting will take place at 23 years six months years to prepare for the social care responsibility to move from the 0 – 25 service to the CLD Team.
The Looked After Children and Leaving Care young people are reviewed under statutory arrangements.
The Preparing for Adulthood Transition Planning and Support protocol details what should happen for young people in Years 12 to 14, when it should happen and who is responsible.