Transition planning support documents
Preparing for adult life - the documents supporting good transition planning
Set out below are all the documents which are designed to support young people with additional needs to prepare for adult life:
All of these documents are linked to the primary document:
- Supporting Young People with Additional Needs Prepare for Adult Life: Norfolk County Council’s Operating Strategy
This overarching document identifies four key areas associated with good transition planning which are attached to a range of other documents.
The four key areas which make up the Operating Strategy are:
Area focus: ensuring that transition planning addresses the process of identifying all young people who may require support into adult life. Its overriding purpose is to ensure that no young person needing support falls through the net or off the ‘cliff-edge’ between services.
Area focus: ensures that young people and their parent/carers have the necessary information to ensure that they understand the transition process.
- The Essential Users Guide to Preparing for Adult Life
- The Young Person’s Guide to Transition Planning (an easy read to the Guide)
- The Transition Providers Directory - A guide to organisations that offer service to transition-age clients.
- The Transition Passport - a document in which young people can record their hopes, dreams and aspirations for adult life.
Area focus: ensuring that professionals work together with young people and their families
- Norfolk’s Transition Protocol - Principles of Practice - this is the first part of a two part protocol setting out the legal requirements across education, health and social care in supporting the transition process
- Working Together: Navigating Professional Pathways in Preparing Young People for Adult Life - this is the second part of a two part protocol which sets out the operational ‘age and stage’ roles and responsibilities across: education, health and social care partners
- Your Transition Journey: an easy read guide to Norfolk’s Transition Protocol
- Transition Support Requirements form (word version) (pdf version) – used for transferring useful information to the next education provider to enable them to provide transition and ongoing support to a student who needs additional learning or other support
- Transition Awareness Training Level 1
The first part of a training workshop exploring the meaning and purpose of the term transition that is used to describe the journey from childhood to adulthood taken by a young person with additional needs.
- Transition Awareness Training Level 2
The second part of a training workshop that outlines a protocol which details the roles and responsibilities of professionals in planning and supporting that journey.
Area focus: ensuring the right service provision is in place
Norfolk’s Shared Vision: A Strategy for Delivering Key Outcomes for Young People with Additional Needs (draft) - this document sets out in draft, Norfolk’s ‘shared vision’ and consists of the four strategies which support the delivery of the four adult outcomes set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. They are: