Transition Planning Team

The broad definition of Transition refers to the process of change for young people, and those around them, as they progress from childhood to adulthood. The current legislation makes provision for children, young carers and the child’ carers.

Fundamentally the current role of the Transition Planning Team is:

  • Establish eligibility for adult services against criteria
  • Carry out an adult’s assessment on a young person
  • Identify and agree future education health and care needs
  • Secure funding to meet assessed needs
  • Oversee the transition from Children’s to Adult services
  • Review and case manage until the young person’s case is "settled"
  • Arrange appropriate end of involvement and handover to adult services.

It should be noted however that the Transition Planning Team carry out the additional tasks of

  • Establishing capacity
  • Establishing ordinary residence
  • Leading on safeguarding
  • Making application to C.o.P.
  • Mental Capacity and deprivation of liberty
  • Continuing Health Care funding applications

Gateway to the Transition Planning Team is via the Education Health and Care planning process or a referral from a Children’s Social Work Team. Referrers should complete the referral form and send it to:

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The Transition Planning Team should work with young people who will meet the eligibility criteria for adult services as defined by the Care Act 2014. This does not mean that transition planning should not take place for young people who will not meet eligibility criteria, on the contrary, but this function will take place within the Education Health and Care planning process without the need of the Transition Planning Teams involvement.


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