Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood 14+

We know it can be a worrying time when young people move from childhood to adulthood. The way they access support and services will change and it is important to be prepared for the change.

The information on this page should help you to find out about what happens. Also, you can view or download the Preparing for Adulthood Booklet (PDF, 1799.7 KB).

They will be responsible for making their own decisions and may be thinking about the preparing for adulthood outcomes:

Transition from childhood to adulthood is different for every young person. They may continue in education, or be supported by adult social care, or a combination of both. We encourage all young people and their parents or carers to start thinking about preparing for adulthood from Year 9 (age 14 onwards). Here are some things you can do to start planning for when a young person becomes 18.