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Information, Advice and Guidance for Young People - Careers Advice Plus

Prospects offers information, advice and guidance on education, employment and training options available to young people aged 13 - 19 (under 25 with additional needs) living in the City of London. These include:

  • Apprenticeships
  • CV and interview support
  • Alternative training provision
  • School sixth forms and colleges
  • Higher education
  • Help sourcing provision

We can accompany young people to: college interviews, assessments, open events etc(subject to availiability).

We also provide benefits advice for under 18s.

For one-to-one support at our evening sessions held at Green Box (Thursday) and Artizan Street Library (Friday) - term time only - phone or email Kim Watson to arrange a meeting (see below).

Also, by arrangement, one-to-one meetings can be held during the day (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) at Guildhall or other locations of convenience for both parties.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kim Watson
Telephone
07730 803 668
E-mail
kim.watson@prospects.co.uk
Website
Prospects

Where to go

Postcode
E1 7AF

Local Offer

Description

Prospects provides independent and impartial advice and guidance in planning for next steps in education or training for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Staff attend transition reviews in year 9, and annual reviews at year 10 and 11 where required.

Staff will also attend annual reviews in Year 12 and above where required, contributing to the young person's Education Health and Care Plan.

Prospects works with:

  • Schools, Colleges, training providers
  • SEN Teams
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists

All services are available for young people aged 13 to 25 who have Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD) or Additional Needs.  This includes mental health problems, autism, ADHD, behavioural, emotional or social disorders, physical, sensory and cognitive impairments and other identified and non-identified difficulties in learning.

Our service can be accessed directly with no referral process required.

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Information is gathered from the young person, working with parents, carers and other appropriate agencies.

The service follows guidance set out in the SEND code of Practice 2014.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Appropriate resources are provided to support young people with special educational needs where required.

Prospoects staff will contribute towards the EHC Plan through the provision of independent and impartial advice and guidance to support an effective transition into education, training or employment.  We work with a range of agencies to complete this including:

  • Schools, Colleges, training providers
  • SEN Teams
  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Social Care Teams
  • Health services
How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We ensure the service meets the requirements outlined in the SEND code of practice 2014.

The service is MATRIX accredited.

Client feedback forms are completed.

Continuous professional development is provided and organisational involvement in local and national groups developing IAG services and support for young people with special educational needs.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We support young people by attending reviews as appropriate and in particular at transition points as they progress into Post 16 Education or training and up to the age of 25. We liaise with other agencies as appropriate to support this transition.

We will create an action plan to support the young person and contribute to the EHC Plan as appropriate.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

We meet with families face to face and communicate regualrly with clients and their families by email, letters and phone calls.

An action plan is provided to support transition and positive outcomes for the client.

Clients and other stakeholders may make a comment, compliment or complaint in the following ways:

  • in person
  • by letter
  • by telephone
  • by sending an email to: compliments.complaints@prospects.co.uk
  • by completing the appropriate customer feedback questionnaire.

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