Preparation for Adulthood event, 11 April 11.00am-6.30pm

Young people with SEND invited to Preparation for Adulthood marketplace event

Hull City Council is hosting a marketplace event for Hull young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families to find out more about their options and support their preparation for adulthood.

The event is aimed at young people age 14-25 and takes place on Thursday 11 April, from 11am-6.30pm on the Ground Floor of the Princes Quay Shopping Centre.

Attendees will be able to meet with education and training providers, adult social care providers, health workers, agencies supporting transition and the voluntary sector to find out what they have to offer and help future planning.

It is an annual event which helps young people with SEND and their families make informed choices about the options and raise awareness of the support available to help with transition and preparing for adulthood. It will also highlight supported internships which can help young people with SEND into employment.

Pauline Turner, the Director of Children’s Services at Hull City Council, said: “This event is a wonderful opportunity for young people with SEND to learn about the broad range of options and agencies supporting them. We want to help raise the aspirations of young people with SEND in Hull and help them plan a pathway through education and onto their next steps into adulthood.”

You can find more information on support, services and activities available to young people with SEND by visiting

The Guildhall in Hull, with Charles Wilson statue in the foreground
Honorary Alderman David Gemmell OBE, pictured during his time as Lord Mayor in 2010-11