Presentation by Julie Hicklin (Pathfinder Project Lead, Manchester City Council) and Nicola Gitsham (Programme Manager - preparing for Adulthood, NDTi) to the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2014
Friday 31st October 2014, 9.00am

This session focussed on learning from the SEND pathfinders (in particular Manchester and Hertfordshire) about what local authorities, partner agencies and families need to do in the transition phase to achieve better outcomes for young people with special educational needs/disabilities considering how to:

  • build communities to help young people have friends and be active participants;
  • develop pathways into employment;
  • increase young people’s independence and reduce family dependency on services;
  • improve young people’s health outcomes.

The session looked at how Education, Health and Care plans can help individuals achieve their outcomes and how local authorities and CCGs can use the information they contain to shape local provision and discussed the implications of the legislation on how services work with families and for workforce development.