This page offers advice and guidance to parents on the legalities and support that is available when your child transitions into adulthood. Once your child turns 16 they legally become a ‘young person’ and when they turn 18 they legally become an adult and parental responsibility ends.
A significant number of the pupils at Ash Field continue to need a high level of support when they turn 16 and 18, and as parents/ carers you may wish to seek additional advice and guidance on how key aspects of your child’s support changes and services that become available when they become an adult.
We advise parents/ carers to start discussing key transition areas with their child from the age of 14, so they have a good knowledge and understanding on what help and services are available to them and what their wishes may be when they become an adult. This is part of our curriculum in Secondary and FE so pupils will also learn about their options in school as well.
Each year, a coffee morning will focus on these areas of the transition process and if at any time you would like any further advice or guidance, you are welcome to contact Caroline Lindsay – Vice Principal for Secondary and FE or Emma Watson – Family Support Worker via Class Dojo or the main school office.