This section lists a number of resources, including
toolkits developed by the National Transition Support
Team, that professonals may find useful.
Information about the Transition Support
- General information
leaflet about how the National Transition Support Team is
working with the National Strategies and the Child Health and
Maternity Partnership to coordinate the delivery of the
- Leaflet for Families about the
Transition Support Programme. It explains what the programme
is and how families can find out more information. The leaflet can
be printed and services can write or place a label giving their
contact details. If you would like hard copies of this A5 leaflet,
please email email@example.com
- The Aiming High for Disabled Children website now includes a
short film interview with a parent about the impact of the
Transition Support Programme.
Access to independent advocacy: an evidence review
This report from the Office for Disability Issues includes a
chapter that looks at independent advocacy for disabled young
people in transition.
(Office for Disability Issues, October 2009)
What is advocacy?
leaflet, written by The Children's Society and Speaking
Up, explains what advocacy is, how the role of advocates is
different from other kinds of support and how advocacy can be used
to support disabled young people in transition to adulthood.
(National Transition Support Team, January 2010)
Disabled Children's Services
Criteria - Practice Advice
This guide, produced by
the Council for Disabled Children, is intended to support
local authorities in delivering their services for disabled
children and their families and fulfilling their obligations under
the AHDC agenda.
(Council for Disabled Children, January 2010)
Education and Skills Act 2008: What
does it mean for transition?
This leaflet, produced by
Skill, provides an overview of the Education and Skills Act
2008, which came into force in March 2009, and its implications for
disabled young people. Hard copies are available - email us on
firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
(NTST and Skill, 2009)
Education and Skills Act 2008: What
does it mean for Connexions and IAG?
produced by Skill, provides an overview of what the Education
and Skills Act, which came into force in March 2009, means for
Connexions and IAG provision for disabled young people. Hard copies
are available - email us on email@example.com to order.
(NTST and Skill, 2009)
about Machinery of Government changes
Information about the two new bodies, the Young People's Learning
Agency (YPLA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) that replace the
Learning and Skills Council.
staffing transer - FAQs and Answers
Information on changes to the Learning and Skills Council from the
London Government Association website.
Disability Equality: Fulfilling
duties for young people in transition
This information leaflet, produced with support from Scope, focuses on what local
authorities and their partners can do to ensure they are taking
positive action to fulfil their duties to disabled young people
under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) during the transition
to adulthood. A supplementary appendices is
also available. This guide will be updated once the
Equality Act provisions are in place.
Transition: Moving On Well
A good practice guide on
effective transition from children's to adult services for young
people with complex health needs.
(Department of Health and the Department for Schools, Children and
Transition: getting it right for young people
practice guide aims to show that the handover from children's and
young people's health services to adult health services should be
planned and managed as a process.
(Department of Health 2006)
Transitions between children’s and adult’s health services, and the
role of voluntary and community children’s
Policy briefing from the National Children's
(NCB, March 2010)
'How to' guide: How to support young
people with learning disabilities and mental health
Written by the Foundation for People with Learning
Disabilities, this 'How to' guide is aimed at strategic managers
and other professionals who come into contact with children and
young people with learning disabilities and mental health
'How to' guide: moving on to adult care services -
young people with life-limiting and life-threatening
Produced by ACT, this guide outlines the key issues for young
people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. It sets
out what the main barriers are, an overview of good practice and a
range of practical ideas and resources.
Produced by the Children's Society, this website
includes useful resources and case studies about involving disabled
children and young people in participation and decision-making
'How to involve children and young people with communications
impairments in decision-making'
This guide is produced by
Participation Works and the Council for Disabled Children
A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation
This handbook includes a chapter on disabled children's
participation in the UK.
(Routledge, August 2009)
Hear by Right
Right is a standards framework for organisations across the
statutory and voluntary sectors to assess and improve practice and
policy on the active participation of children and young
Making Ourselves Heard is a project which aims to
ensure the active participation of disabled children and young
people in all decisions directly affecting them; in the development
of their local communities; in the strategic planning of services;
and in all aspects of the work of the Council for Disabled
Together for Disabled Children
A whole range of
guides on parent participation have been produced by Together for
Disabled Children. Together for Disabled Children supports the
Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) short breaks programme and
development of parent participation and parent forums.
Person centred approaches
Person Centred Approaches
in Transition Planning
This paper looks at what a person centred approach might look like
for a disabled young person during the transition to adulthood. It
sets out what personalisation and person centred approaches are,
looks at practice development and sets out guidance which supports
this way of working.
(National Transition Support Team, 2011)
Transition Guides and Tools
A Transition Guide for All
Funded by DCSF and produced by the Council for Disabled Children,
this guide brings together all key information for professionals
about the transition process including statutory duties and
examples of effective practice.
(Council for Disabled Children, 2007)
Article on transition in SEN
The National Transition Support Team and the
Transition Information Network contributed an article about
transition to the March/April 2010 edition of SEN Magazine.
(5 March 2010)
ARC guide for services –
Supporting disabled young people from black and minority ethnic
communities through the transition to adulthood
This is a guide to help local areas provide the best
support in transition planning for disabled young people from black
and minority ethnic (BME) communities. It aims to provide
information, highlight the differences (and often similarities) in
planning for disabled young people from BME communities and share
examples of good practice from across the country.
'How to' guide: How
to develop a transition protocol
This is a guide to developing a protocol that sets out the roles
and responsibilities of all agencies in a local area that support
disabled young people and their families in their transition to
adulthood. Hard copies are available - email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Transition Planning and Development Tool
This tool is designed to be used by local areas to help
develop transition practice, to work to improve transition
support for disabled young people locally.
A list of key resources, publications, websites, legislation
and policy documents.
(Transition Information Network, 2009)
TransMap: From theory into
The TransMap project set out to identify areas of
effective practice and developments in transition. The project
identified a number of underlying principles that, when applied,
lead to a high quality service for young people in transition.
Implementing these underlying principles across transition
practices will mean that young people regularly have a positive
experience of transition. (Council for Disabled Children, 2009)
guide: How to involve disabled young people in Aiming High for
Young People: a ten year strategy for positive activities
The aim of this booklet is to stimulate thinking and ideas, to
enable youth professionals to reflect on how to better include
disabled young people in the initiatives and duties set out in
Aiming High for Young People: a ten year strategy for positive
activities (AHYP). Hard copies are available - email us on
email@example.com to order.
(National Transition Support Team and Mencap 2009)
Taking Part: A guide for young disabled
people aged 12 to 25
This is an easy read guide for young disabled people. It tells you
about how you can get what you want from the youth service where
you live. There is also a leaflet for
professionals about this guide. Hard copies are available
- email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
(National Transition Support Team, Mencap and the Council for
Disabled Children 2009)