Preparing for Adulthood

When your child is young, you make most of the decisions for them. But as your child gets older, they begin to make decisions for themselves. This can be a difficult time, especially for parents of disabled children.

For more and more youngsters, planning for adulthood can start at primary school age. The journey to adulthood will also span child and adult services in education, health and care as well as a changing benefits system.

Parents’ Guide to PfA

Cover of parent's guide to PfAWe know that helping to prepare your child for adulthood (PfA) can seem like a huge task and its hard to know where to start.  We have helped Cambridgeshire County Council co-produce an introductory parents’ guide to get you started.

Download Preparing for Adulthood – A Parents Guide here.

Preparing for adulthood in Cambridgeshire

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Employment

Information to help your young adults take their first steps into work, apprenticeships or supported placements.

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Friends, Relationships & Community

Information on befriending services, safe relationships and community services.

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Independent Living

Information on transition from children’s to adult social care and housing options.

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Good Health

Information on free annual health checks, mental capacity and more.

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