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Posted by bunnytent (U14077524) on Saturday, 11th December 2010
I have just had some good news. My son is in year 9, and we are going to start his transition period, now until he leaves school - I think this is a great service:-
It helps us as a family with:-
Employment and training
Money, accounts and benefits
Access to social servcices, health etc
Use of public transport
I know that I can look into all of these myself for my son, but it feels good that we can do this altogether with his school, as I do worry about his future.
This may be a thing that all schools offer (not sure as I dont mix with other parents)
Posted by mabel_piratesmol (U3147115) on Sunday, 12th December 2010
Schools say that they'll help with all this necause they have to provide this for all pupils. It's fundemental to the DfES 'Every Child Matters' initiative's 5 aims & objectives.
•enjoy and achieve
•make a positive contribution
•achieve economic well-being.
These broadly follow the rights afforded under various international & domestic Human Rights legislation introduced over the last few years.
However, the extent to which schools/Connexions etc actually 'come up with the goods' varies &, more than likely, you will still need to know what your rights & entitlements are & fight for them.
Sorry to put a dampener on your enthusiasm
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