Earlier in the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to reduce the pressures on the Adult Social Care team, the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) team took over managing the majority transitions of young people who are aged 17.5-18 years. However, Adult Social Care Community teams are now able to take over the management of transitions to Adult Social Care (once the young person has turned 17 years old).
This means that the PfA team is returning to early preparation work and earlier engagement with young people and their families. Where the PfA team have started working with a young person and their family on the transition to adult services, the PfA will continue to support the young person until after their 18th birthday.
We will continue to keep you updated of any further changes through the SEND Newsletter.