How we help Get support Young people (aged 16-25) Are you the parent or carer of a young person? Are you the parent or carer of a young person? Under the Children and Families Act 2014, certain rights and decisions transfer from parents (or carers) to young people. This can sound alarming for parents and carers. However, the Children and Families Act 2014 relates to a limited set of decisions. It doesn’t cover, for example, who a young person lives with, or anything to do with their personal finances. The vast majority of the time, parents and carers will remain very much involved in supporting the young person’s decisions about their education and training. For adults, making decisions about your own welfare, education and health depends on a legal concept called “mental capacity”. This legal concept is applied to decision making about education and training for young people with SEND. You can find out more about the legal concept here. We have prepared some useful resources for young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities: Getting extra help: A factsheet for young people Getting the help you need - Information for young people, parents and carers – this booklet outlines rights to additional support in education or training, so that young people can achieve to the best of their abilities. Your Annual Review – a factsheet explaining what must happen during the annual review of your EHC plan and your rights. Preparation for adulthood – information for schools and colleges. This booklet is aimed at schools and colleges, and outlines young people’s rights to additional support in their education or training at school, college and beyond. If there is a disagreement between you or the young person you are supporting and the school, college, local authority or health service, you may want to read the young people’s guide to Special Educational Needs and Disability complaints.