Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparing for Adulthood vision, strategy, transition guides and transition plan

Preparing for Adulthood Transition Plan

The Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) - Young Person's Transition Plan is a multi-agency document to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The plan uses a person-centred approach to help the young people gather information ‘All About Me’, reflecting what is important to and for them as they make the transition from school to the next phase of their lives.

Personal Advisers write a ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ (PfA) Transition Plan for young people from Year 9 onwards.

It is designed:

  • to gather together robust evidence to help make decisions about the most appropriate option when they leave school.
  • using the principles of person-centred planning to enable providers to support young people with additional needs to work towards their aspirations.
  • to recognise that education is one part of a young person's life and allow scope for different agencies to take account of and plan for all aspects, creating a holistic package.

 The PfA Plan is updated in subsequent years and includes the support needs of each young person. This information can be shared with colleges or training providers to help them plan for that transition. Copies of the PfA Plan are provided to the young person and their parent/carer.

Further education

Making decisions about what steps to take beyond school can be daunting. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) want to go to college. To help decide, click the link below to find out more about post-16 learning options: