The government, through the Children and Families Bill, is proposing significant changes in the support given to young people with SEN and Disabilities from September 2014. This may affect information, advice and guidance. To keep up-to-date with the changes in Oxfordshire, please visit the SEND Reforms page on Oxfordshire County Council website.
Empowering Families Programme
Empowering Families is a programme which offers support to parents and carers of young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who have a realistic chance of making the transition from full-time learning to employment and/or training.
If you have a young person and their family who would benefit from this service, to find out more the Oxfordshire contact is Alison Lyndon (07950 723221, email@example.com)
There are also a telephone and web chat service available for impartial information, advice and support on careers, employment and training opportunities. Download our telephone and web chat poster (pdf format, 677KB).
- Careers Advice for Parents - Gives an easy-to-read overview for parents of all the essential facts
- Into Apprenticeships: The guide for disabled people - A guidance booklet produced by Disability Rights UK on apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships
- Preparing for Adulthood - a DfE funded website to support SEN and disability reforms with lots of resources to support young people with SEN including the new supported internship programme
- SEND Careers Resources - put together by Outstanding Careers on Pinterest
- Inspiring videos for young people with disabilities - Disability Confident is a government campaign aimed at helping employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. This links to You Tube with examples of successful work placements.