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Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) and Employment

Team Roles

Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Manager

Has the responsibility to oversee all aspects of Preparing for Adulthood to make sure all social care adult assessments are completed within time scales and all young people transitioning have finalised placements by the end of March each year . The Preparing for Adulthood manager is responsible for the Preparing for Adulthood Assessment Coordinator, family workers and liaises with the adult social workers and the leaving care team. The Preparing for Adulthood Manager commissions high needs placements and works with professional bodies to acquire appropriate study programmes for young people.

Leaving Care/Family Workers

Undertakes or is involved in targeted pieces of work and holistic assessments of young people aged 16 - 25 years with special educational needs and disabilities who are Care Leavers or have a current plan. The role is to ensure that assessments reflect the voice of the young person and where appropriate that of the wider family. They also support young people to access relevant services and support college placements

Adult Social Worker 18-25

Main duties are adult safeguarding (while the young person has an education health and care plan) and completing adult social care assessments as required. Visit Optalis for more information for adult social care teams referral.

Leaving Care Personal Assistant (PA)

Supports young people open to Children and Yopung People Disability Service who fall under the leaving care remit and have or had an education, health and care plan. The personal assistant support's  the young person towards independence and if requested can be up to the age of 25.