The moving documentary currently being shown on BBC highlights an important time in parent's lives when supporting a disabled child into adulthood and the decisions that need to be made for that particular individual.

As disabled children turn 18 it is important to consider how parents can continue to support their children and balance autonomy against the basic financial and welfare needs of that individual. Often a deputyship may be the best way of achieving this and can ensure that the parents continue to have an active involvement and can make sure that the best interests of their children are met.

If you are worried about a disabled child turning 18 then please speak to a specialist Solicitor who will be able to guide you through the options avaliable.