Viv Griffin
Suzanne Smith
Kathy Roper
Increasing focus on 0-25 age group across SEN /
CAMH’s / LD Transitions
 Respond to recent SEN legislation
 Need to impr...
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Care Management, Commissioning, Provision
Disabled Children and Young People
Special Educational Needs
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Transition for young people into adulthood
Employment skills
Short breaks
Personalisation
Winterbourne
SEND ...
All age case worker? Social Workers that cross the
age divides?
 Is 25 the new cliff edge?
 Changing demographics?
 Wha...
We have been able to commission providers to
deliver services across children and adults services, it
provides continuity ...
GOOD EXAMPLE OF JOINT WORKING THROUGH THE TRANSITION PROCESS 0 - 25
John and James are brothers who both have significant ...
EXAMPLE OF PRACTICE, WHERE THINGS CAN BE IMPROVED
Luke is a young man, (just 18) and was a Looked After Child. Luke was pl...
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On a Journey: All Age Disability Services in Wolverhampton

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On a Journey: All Age Disability Services in Wolverhampton

  1. 1. Viv Griffin Suzanne Smith Kathy Roper
  2. 2. Increasing focus on 0-25 age group across SEN / CAMH’s / LD Transitions  Respond to recent SEN legislation  Need to improve the experience of young people and their carers through the transitions process  Extending personalised health and social care budgets beyond the age of 25  Financial stringency 
  3. 3.         Care Management, Commissioning, Provision Disabled Children and Young People Special Educational Needs Adults with a Learning Disability Adults with a Physical and Sensory Disability CAMHs Adult Mental Health Autism
  4. 4.       Transition for young people into adulthood Employment skills Short breaks Personalisation Winterbourne SEND legislation
  5. 5. All age case worker? Social Workers that cross the age divides?  Is 25 the new cliff edge?  Changing demographics?  What about older people services for people with disabilities?  There are not many people using this model but lots of people are exploring it. How do we learn from each other? 
  6. 6. We have been able to commission providers to deliver services across children and adults services, it provides continuity across services for people in transition and there are financial benefits from this:    Changing Our Lives/Changing Young Lives Domiciliary care agencies Employment pathway for young people going through college
  7. 7. GOOD EXAMPLE OF JOINT WORKING THROUGH THE TRANSITION PROCESS 0 - 25 John and James are brothers who both have significant and complex learning and behavioural needs. They both benefit from residential school support post 18. The planning and implementation of their continued education, social support and skills development has required significant joint working with Connexions, the college, the Local Authority 16-19 years support worker and both children’s and adult social work teams. Joint working between Disabled Children’s Team, Adult Disability Team, and Connexions has been positive in this regard. Having the Commissioners as part of the All Age Disability Service has been positive. Professionals and family will be working closely to plan for the next transition in John and James lives as they move on from college and appropriate services are planned and implemented. Having a Head of Service responsible for all age disability has meant that communication and co-working has been positive. This model supports the correct funding stream for continued education and appropriate planning and commissioning for future services is high on the agenda for John and James post college provision.
  8. 8. EXAMPLE OF PRACTICE, WHERE THINGS CAN BE IMPROVED Luke is a young man, (just 18) and was a Looked After Child. Luke was placed outside of borough as a child and young adult and also engaged in offending behaviour which brought him to the attention of police. Whilst there have been many professionals across children’s and adults services working with Luke in this past year, as he reached 18 years old joined up working and the exchanging of information regarding risks could have been improved. An all age disability service will ensure that as Looked After Children (LAC) Transitions continue their relationship with Luke post 18, that the 0-25 service will be in a strong position to implement adult services. Information sharing between 0 – 25 Team, LAC Team, Connexions, Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Housing Support will have forged strong links within an all age disability service with Luke central to plans and decisions. When Luke reaches the age of 25, adult services will be in place if Luke still needs them. The transition will aim to be seamless, with risks well managed and Luke well supported into this crucial early adulthood stage of his life.

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