Welcome to the website for the
National Transition Support Team for the Transition Support
Within this website you can find out more
about the Transition Support Programme.
The Transition Support Programme ran from October 2008 – 31 March
2011. This website contains all resources produced as part of
the programme. In November 2011 a new government programme was
announced. Find out more on the Preparing for Adulthood
We will keep updating our new website that has
been developed to house all materials produced as part of the
Transition Support Programme, both locally, regionally and
nationally. The Transition
Information Network, Transition Resource Online is now
live and continues to have materials added to it.
The Transition Information
Network’s website will also continue to be updated with
policy developments, events, information about all aspects related
to transition and information about membership of TIN.
What is the Transition Support Programme?
Aiming High for Disabled Children
(AHDC), launched in May 2007, is the government’s transformation
programme for disabled children's services in England.
One of the issues identified in AHDC was that
more work was needed to improve and co-ordinate services for
disabled young people in transition to adult life. To address this,
the government announced the Transition Support Programme, which
would aim to raise the standards of transition in all local
The Transition Support Programme consists of
two main elements:
- The National Transition Support Team, which
coordinates the work with local authorities, PCTs, Named
Advisers and existing experts; and
- Support for change at local level through a
combination of direct grants and Named Advisers activity.
The Council for Disabled Children and partners
are working as the National Transition Support Team for the
Transition Support Programme. Please contact us if you would like further information or
download our information
sheet (updated June 2010).
Please note that we are not resourced to give direct
advice to families and disabled young people. Please visit
the links page for
organisations that provide information, advice and
Year 3 TSP Regional Activity
Download a copy of the year
3 TSP Regional Activity
Report. The report looks at regional activity local areas
engaged in during the final year of the Transition Support
Programme. It also highlights key learning points which can be used
to support the design and delivery of coordinated networking
opportunities in the future.
(14 July 2011)
Year 3 TSP Update
Local areas have
received a letter today (31 January)
informing them of their TSP Development Stage based on the results
of their Self Assessment Questionnaire.
(31 January 2011)
New case study: Warwickshire County
This case study describes how Warwickshire County Council developed a support
brokerage model to support young people with autistic spectrum
conditions who do not meet FACS criteria.
(25 January 2011)