Skip to main content

7 February 2024 - The transition from education to employment for young disabled people - Oral evidence

Committee Public Services Committee
Inquiry The transition from education to employment for young disabled people

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Start times: 3:00pm (private) 3:00pm (public)


Add to calendar

Local authorities give evidence on support available for young disabled people

This Wednesday (7 February) the Public Services Committee is hearing from local authorities (Essex County Council and Bristol City Council) and the Local Government Association on the support local authorities are required to provide for young disabled people moving from education into employment.  

The session will also examine how effectively local authorities can meet these duties, what good practice has been developed to deliver good outcomes for young disabled people during this transition, and the effectiveness of Government support.

Meeting details

At 3:00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The transition from education to employment for young disabled people
SEND Strategy Lead: Preparing for Adulthood at Essex County Council
Chair of the People and Places Board at Local Government Association (LGA)
Head of Employment, Skills and Learning at Bristol City Council

Possible questions

  • What statutory obligations do local authorities have with regard to supporting young disabled people in their transition from education to employment?
  • To what extent are local authorities able to effectively support transitions from education to work for young disabled people? What difficulties can local authorities face in supporting young disabled people during this transition?
  • What is local government’s role in ensuring different stakeholders are linked up and working in partnership?
  • How is information shared with young disabled people and their families during this transition? How could this be improved?

Further information

Location

Room 3, Palace of Westminster

How to attend