Young Person - Age 16 to 25
Transition to Adult services
Transition Social Workers provide information to families when they are involved, either when they attend the young person’s annual reviews in school and/or when they are fully allocated to work with them.
Members of the Transition team have attended/liaised with various regular carer groups to answer questions, including Sutton Parents Forum, Learning Disabilities Action Group and Cedar Lodge respite service.
Sutton Apprenticeship Hub
The hub is designed to help people aged 16+ that have left, or are due to leave secondary education, make the right decisions about their next steps to that dream career.
The hub is designed to support parents, teachers and employers too, helping everyone to understand the benefits of apprenticeships here in Sutton and its surrounding areas, and how we can all support young people to make the right decisions. Find out more here
South Thames College
You can let us know if you want support when you fill in the application or enrolment form for your course, or by filling in a support referral form at your interview or in a tutorial. If you have a learning difficulty assessment document, special educational needs statement or Education, Health and Care plan, please provide copies of these with your form as they might help us get additional funding for you.
After your application you'll meet with one of our support specialists who will assess your needs. We'll tailor a support plan for you which - with your permission - will be sent to your teacher and other relevant staff. If you have a medical condition or physical disability you'll also receive a health and safety plan.
Aurora is our non-residential, specialist centre for 16-25 year olds with autistic spectrum disorder and complex needs. We offer bespoke educational opportunities in this specialist centre, based at our Merton campus.
Skills for Working Life offers individually tailored learning programmes for 16-24 year olds with particular learning needs, in a friendly and supportive environment at our Merton campus. You'll gain practical skills for personal and working life and also study for nationally recognised qualifications in English, maths and IT.
SEN support for parents and carers
Sutton Information, Advice and Support Service (SIASS) provides information and advice to parents of children with SEN regarding their child’s education. Previously known as Sutton Parent Partnership Service.
Statutory Assessment of EHC Needs A guide for parents and young people in Sutton
Graduated support for special needs SEN support should be provided for children and young people with special educational needs before any request is made for an Education Health and Care assessment. It should be provided in early years settings, schools and further education institutions.
Sutton Youth Centres Find out about youth centres in Sutton and how they support young people.
Anti Bullying Advice Information, advice and support available on how to protect yourself and deal with different types of bullying. This includes cyberbullying, bullying related to race, religion, culture, bullying of young people with learning difficulties or young carers.
The Communication Trust is a coalition of more than 50 not-for-profit organisations working together to support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. The Trust has created a single 'Local Offer' webpage which is designed to supply information about services and resources available to families with children who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
Provisions approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014, allows the Secretary of State to publish a list of approved independent special schools and special post-16 provisions, that can be considered in the preparation of an Education, Health and Care plan by local authorities. These schools and post 16 provisions can only be included on the list with their consent.
The Autism Strategy The adult autism strategy is the Government's plan to make sure that adults with autism get the help that they need. This might be things like help to get a job or help at home. It explains the different things that the Government will do to make sure adults with autism get the help that they need. The strategy also tells local councils and health services how they can help people with autism.
Disability Rights UK - Into Higher Education Guide Into Higher Education is a guide for anyone with a health condition, learning difficulty or disability thinking about studying in higher education starting September 2016. The guide aims to answer common questions such as whether college or univiersities will be accessible, how to choose a course and what support will be available.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you thinkabout your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.