The Inclusion Community of Practice (CoP) is part of the East Sussex Careers Hub and brings together special schools, specialist 16-19 colleges, and mainstream schools and academies with a high percentage of SEND students.
The Inclusion Community of Practice has designed two Vocational Profiles unique to East Sussex. Vocational Profiles can be used in both Secondary and Post-16 settings to enable students to identify and develop their skills and capabilities, and to communicate them to others.
The iCan campaign has been developed to support young people in Year 9 upwards, and their parents, carers and supporters, who have barriers to accessing mainstream careers events, such as students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), social, emotional, or mental health (SEMH) issues, or other barriers.
Engaging with parents and carers allows for further support and engagement for young people and will help raise their careers aspirations.
Vocational Profiles are just one part of supporting young people with transitions throughout school and into adulthood.
We have developed an online resource for parents and carers to support them with the planning and preparation for their young people's transitions into post-16 and adulthood. This booklet can be found on the Local Offer website or you can view the booklet directly here.