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Preparing for adulthood

View more detail on the 4 areas in the sections below.

Preparing for adulthood: a young person's guide.

Growing up and becoming an adult is known as Preparing for Adulthood or PfA for short. There are 4 areas of PfA which are important for everyone growing up. These are:

  • Education, training and employment 
  • Independent living
  • Having friends and being part of your community
  • Keeping healthy

The Local Offer has more information on Preparing for Adulthood and what to expect.

Preparing for Adulthood should never have a ‘one-size fits all approach’ as every young person has different needs and different things that are important to them. However, there are certain elements of transitioning into adulthood that should fundamentally be in place to ensure a smooth and timely transition for each young person.

Page updated: 04/05/2022 Page updated by: GCC

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