Adoption Support Passport: Post 16 Education

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All 16-18 year olds must now be in some type of education or employment with training.  Careers advice and general advice on education is available through schools and colleges.  Further careers information and advice for those who are not in education, employment is available from the youth employability service.

If you have questions about the education of an adopted child, please start by asking at your child's school or college. If you have a question or concern the school cannot answer, the Virtual School Team can provide advice both to parents and professionals. Please contact the Virtual School.

It should be worth noting that there is no pupil premium or equivalent available for anyone moving into post 16 education.

Special Educational Needs

Brighton & Hove City Council, health services and all partners are committed to working together to support the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability and their families.

 All information about how to access SEN services for 16 - 25 years olds can be found at Brighton and Hove's Local Offer.

Where an adopted child has a statement of Special Educational Needs, or an Education, Health and Care Plan, the Special Educational Needs Team will maintain the Statement for the placing authority. The Team can be contacted on: Telephone 01273- 293552 or Email:

You may want some independent help and advice in thinking through the range of issues facing you and your child as you try to ensure that you have the best support available.


Amaze is a Brighton and Hove charity that provides information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This can also include children and young people with mental health issues and attachment difficulties. Amongst other support, this includes providing the local Information, Advice and Support service, helping parents get the right support for their child in pre-school, school and further education. Find out more by phoning the Amaze helpline on 01273 772289, or visit the website at

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