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Who is responsible for transition planning?

It’s important to know who should do what, and what to expect.

Usually education staff take the lead when someone is under 16, and coordinate planning. They must consult the young person to get their views, and gather information from family members and other relevant people, such as healthcare staff, social services or support workers.

Education staff should arrange meetings to agree what needs to take place to allow the young person to progress towards their goals, and who will be responsible. These should involve you and your young person, and your views must be taken into account. You can bring other people to these meetings if that helps you make your views known.

Read more on who is responsible for what.

At the moment it’s not clear who should take responsibility for the plan once someone has left school.

It’s usually parents who have to make sure things stay on track – so it’s important to know what the plan is and where you can find support.