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Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing to become an adult can mean different things to different people and for some can seem overwhelming. The boxes below provide information to help young people, parents and carers, to understand how to prepare, or help someone else prepare, for adulthood. You may also find this document helpful – Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years.

As you may know Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch have recently become a new Council. As we transfer the information from all 3 areas into one SEND Local Offer you will find some areas remain under development. We are working hard to complete this as quickly as possible, and apologise for any difficulties you may encounter as a result.

We hope you find the information below useful, but if you need further help on how to use this site please use the feedback button. We also value and welcome your comments and feedback on the design of the site, as we continue to develop it, please e-mail the Local offer team at to let us know your thoughts.