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Youth Employment Convention Nicola Gitsham Programme Manager Preparing for Adulthood NDTi

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Youth Employment Convention Nicola Gitsham Programme Manager Preparing for Adulthood NDTi

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  1. Youth Employment Convention Nicola Gitsham Programme ManagerPreparing for AdulthoodNDTi 1 1

  2. Preparing for Adulthood The Programme • 2 year programme • Funded by Department for Education to support new SEN reforms The Preparing for Adulthood programme will: • Build on the learning from past initiatives • Support peer to peer learning at a local level to improve outcomes • Share knowledge of what works, the challenges and solutions with Government, local agencies, families and young people.

  3. Three strands of work • Pathfinder Support • 13 out of 20 pathfinders focussing on transition and post 16 (19 out of 30 LAs) www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/what-we-do/pathfinder-support 2. Wider support (non pathfinders) • Events to enable peer to peer learning between local areas. www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/what-we-do/wider-support 3. Best practice and information sharing • Website & social media, bi-monthly bulletins, resources, stories sign up at: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/what-we-do/best-practice-and-information

  4. What have we learnt so far ? • Valuing People 2001 • Valuing People: the Story so far • Getting a Life 2008-2011 • Valuing Employment Now 2009 • Aspirations for Life • Project Search • Jobs First • Getting a Life

  5. Current Policy • SEN Green Paper ‘Support and Aspiration’ and the Children and Families Bill (Regulations and Code of Practice) • Cross Government Employment Strategy • Fulfilling Potential 5

  6. Key messages

  7. Young People Can Work

  8. Start at the beginning • Build the key messages into your Early Years work • Ensure young disabled people are employed in places families use the most • Provide information on what is available to help people achieve good outcomes (local offer) and get feedback from families. • Provide opportunities for families to meet young people and families who are in paid employment, independent living, have good health and are part of communities with friends and relationships http://aspirationsforlife.org

  9. Raise aspirations and share what has worked for others • Raise aspirations throughout the whole system • Children young people and families, all professionals who work with them, commissioners and providers • Share evidence of what works and what has helped other young people moving to adulthood with paid employment • Support families (welfare advice, chance to work through concerns)

  10. Person centred transition planning with an employment focus Surrey sen pathfinder planning and information day 2012 15

  11. Meaningful work experience in real work settings Think about Saturday jobs and holiday jobs also

  12. Develop personalised curriculums sochildren learn what they need to get jobs Supported employment agencies engaged whilst at school and college Vocational profiling in school linked to the 0-25 Education Health and Care plan (e.g Nottinghamshire) Employment focussed curriculums • Communication skills • Person centred planning • Travel training • Money and time skills • People skills • Work awareness

  13. Develop post 16 options that lead to paid employment For example, • Embedding supported employment in schools • Supported internships • Apprenticeships • Traineeships • Support for young people to set up their own businesses Making the most of the new study programmes and flexibilities offered by new schools funding reforms and personal budgets

  14. Ensure people have high quality employment support when they leave education Supported Employment • National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment http://base-uk.org/policy/national-occ-stds • Research into Employment Support for Disabled People, Nat Inst for Health Research School of Socail Care Research http://www.ndti.org.uk/major-projects/ employment-support-for-disabled-people/

  15. Employment is everyone’s business • Develop a shared vision, strategy and employment pathway with ALL partners • Education, health, social care, LA, employment support, housing, Voluntary Sector Organisations, employers • Learn from the real experiences of young people and their families

  16. Preparing for Adulthood – Contact Us • Email: info@prepforadulthood.org.uk • Web: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk • FB: www.facebook.com/preparingforadulthood • Twitter: @PfA_tweets • Phone: 0207 843 6348