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5. What is a Pathway Plan?

When you are 16, your social worker will ask you about your needs and will record the skills you have learned and what skills you need to learn to live independently. This is called a Needs Assessment and will be used a bit later on to help create your Pathway Plan.

Your Pathway Plan will cover things such as:

  • your ambitions and dreams for the future
  • where you would like to live
  • what education and training you need
  • what you would like to do for a job
  • if you need practical or financial support
  • friends and family that you can contact
  • your health needs.

Basically your Pathway Plan is all about you, and written with you. So if there is something that is important to you, don't forget to tell your social worker or PA about it. Every six months a review meeting will be set up with you to make sure that your Pathway Plan is offering you the support you need.

Top tip: Make sure any help or support that you need is written into your Pathway Plan. This means that you can refer back to it at a later date to ensure you get it.
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Last updated: 4 October 2017

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