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Improving Progression of Young People Team

The Improving Progression of Young People Team has a number of statutory and strategic responsibilities on behalf of the Local Authority. Its key purpose is to work with partners to ensure that all young people are able to progress on to suitable learning when they complete their statutory education.

The team does this by:

► Planning to ensure that there are enough post-16 learning opportunities for young people and working with partners to commission these opportunities.

► Supporting learning providers to provide high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

► Taking a strategic lead on developments in post-16 education, for example: reducing the number of young people who are not in education employment or training (NEET).

► Management of the Client Caseload Information System (CCIS) for 64,000 young people which reports statistical data to the Department for Education.

► Working collaboratively with Personal Advisers in the One Point service to ensure that young people receive support to find employment, education and training.

Supporting young people with special educational needs (SEN)

The Improving Progression of Young People Team supports young people from year 9 (14 years old) who:

► Are undergoing an Education Health and Care (EHC) assessment.
► Have an EHC plan or a statement of SEN.
► Require support from services through The Local Offer.

The responsibilities include the following:

► Ensuring that both children and young people's views and those of their parent/carers are central to any decision-making about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support arrangements.
► Acting as a main point of contact for parent/carers of children and young people with SEND.
► Contacting a range of professionals from education, health and social care as part of the assessment process.
► Working with children and young people, parents and carers and other professionals on the agreed content of an EHC plan.
► Supporting children and young people, parents and carers during the transfer from statements to EHC plans.
► Arranging a school or college place for children and young people with an EHC plan.


Improving Progression of Young People Team
The Work Place
Heighington Lane
Aycliffe Industrial Estate
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham

T: 01325 375 984

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Posted 21st January 2016
By Liam Spence
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