Making the transition from education and children’s services to adult life is both a daunting and exciting prospect for young people and their families.
The Seven Principles of Good Transitions 3 details the importance of working in a person centred way, highlighting the importance of planning, information and support co-ordinated across all services.
With locality working, reorganisation within Children and Families and integrated Adult Services, how do we ensure that these principles will continue to be met for all young disabled people and their carers in Edinburgh?
This free event is an opportunity to raise action points for how we address the above question, and will bring together people with lived experience, colleagues in the statutory and third sectors working in planning, support and provision of services.
The event will be chaired by Andy Jeffries, Head of Children’s Services, City of Edinburgh Council, and we will hear from:
- Young people and parents/ carers with lived experience of transitions
- Scott Read, Scottish Transitions Forum
- City of Edinburgh Council
This will be followed by workshops where we will be exploring what is working well within transitions and what could be improved. We will focus on identifying priorities for improving transitions for young people and their families.