North East Lincolnshire Council are consulting on the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Protocol (Transition of children from accessing children’s services to adult services)

The Preparing for Adulthood working group are seeking the views of Parents and Carers. They would like to know if the current Preparing for Adulthood processes are working or have worked for you.

To give your feedback, please contact Angie Kershaw (Special Educational Needs and Disability Statutory Process Manager) by emailing

Parents and Carers have also said they want their own version of this protocol. Please contact Angie Kershaw if you would like to be involved in this work.

Click the link below to see the draft protocol, and note below the link highlighted changes should you have seen previous versions of this draft:

DRAFT NEL Preparing for Adulthood Protocol May 21 v24


Changes to highlight

Information has been refreshed to support the young person’s and parents/carers’ views and participation. Links to the PfA checklists and the Ready, Steady Go programme have been added into page 9.

The overarching pathway on page 11 has had a refresh.

Further detail has been added to pages 14 – 35, in the ‘who does what’ year by year, charts.

Other versions, for young people and in easy read are in progress and will follow in due course.

The protocol will be progressed to the SEND Executive Board for endorsement prior to sign off by the Place Board.