The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is hosting a free webinar for parents and carers of young people preparing for adult life around supported internships and how they can benefit young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
During the webinar, on Thursday 18 May, 10.30am-12noon, those attending will hear personal experiences from past supported interns and employers, and see how they benefited from the internship. There will also be a Government representative explaining what the government are doing through investments to support more young people with SEND into work.
Supported internships are study programmes for young people, aged 16 to 24, who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment, but need some extra support. A key element of a supported internship is a substantial work placement, which provides meaningful work experience for young people with disabilities so they can gain skills and develop in confidence. This is an opportunity for young people to take their first steps into the world of employment, build skills in the workplace, gain qualifications, and use these to potentially get a paid job.
This free webinar is particularly designed for all parents (including foster and adoptive parents) and representatives from parent carer forums and has been organised by the national Internships Work programme, funded by the Department of Education, in partnership with the NDTi and Family Fund.
To book a place on this free online event, please complete this form.