Health and wellbeing

The transition from home education to further education, training or employment for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can be difficult to navigate. Every young person will handle this transition differently depending on their own set of unique abilities and challenges.

There is a lot of support available including tips on reducing anxiety, help building self-esteem and other great resources to help your child to move forward at a pace that is right for them.

This section of the website provides parents and carers with resources to help children and young people with SEND to achieve their optimum career and life outcomes.

Here you'll find essential information, helpful resources, practical tools and signposting to help you support your young person find their best next step.

Case study

Ellimae, aged 19


My name is Ellimae, I am 19 years old. I have been an advisor for the Home Education Futures website as I am passionate that other young people have access to tools and resources which my mum and I struggled to find as a home educated young person.

My home-schooling journey started in Year 10 of secondary school after becoming ill with a chronic illness. Both my mum and I tried to compromise with the school I was attending for them to tailor to my needs, but this proved to be unsuccessful. It was extremely frustrating that the school wouldn’t listen to what I needed and only focused on getting 100% attendance at the detriment of my quality of education.

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