Preparing to make your own decisions

Making decisions about your future

All professionals working with you should be aspirational about your future.

They must work with you to understand your ambitions and the support you may need to achieve them.

When you turn 16, services should discuss this with you directly, as well as with your parents and carers.

Your family can still be involved in discussions and decisions about your future if you would like them to be, but the decisions must be made by you.

Your parent(s) will still have parental responsibility for you until you are 18 years old.