Scottish Transitions
Forum
Association for Real Change - Scotland
The Scottish Transitions
Forum
 The Scottish Transitions Forum began in
2008.
 It now has over 220 members that
meet eve...
The Principles Of Good
Transitions Practice
Document – Why?
 Young people moving through transitions are not a
homogenous...
The Principles Of Good
Transitions Practice
Document – How?
The document was developed from:
 existing policy reviews an...
Principles of Good Transitions
evidence base
 HMIe report to Scottish Ministers:
Review of the Additional Support
for Lea...
Principles of Good Transitions
Additional Resources used
 Getting it Right For Every Child Various
Guidance and literatur...
Principles of Good Transitions -
Members feedback
 To ensure the findings represented what was happening in the
“real wor...
The Principles Of Good
Transitions Practice -
Findings
The Scottish Transitions Forum
identified 9 key problems (and
corre...
Transition
problems
Person
centred
Planning is
often lacking
Lack the
voice of
young people
Planning starts
too late
Lack ...
Transition
Solutions
Embed Person
centred
planning (in its
truest sense)
Advocacy,
representatio
n and
citizenship
Start p...
The Principles Of Good
Transitions Practice –
Currently
 The document has included changes to it from the Autism Strategy...
Steps for Next
Revision
• Gather evidence from case studies presented
from members and partner agencies across
Scotland.
•...
Any Questions?
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ARC Scotland presentation 26th June 2013 for the Scottish Transitions Forum

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Introduction to the Presentation around the Scottish Transitions forum including the "Principles of Good Transitions Practice" for young people with additional Support needs across Scotland. You can find out more by going to www.scottishtransitions.org.uk and even join up for free for our newsletter.

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  • Some may live in families; others may live with foster carers, kin ship carers or in residential or community settings. No matter the circumstances, all young people with additional support needs have a right to individualised support, to express their views and be part of deciding their own future and the support and care they will need.
  • We narrowed it down to 9 significant issues – even though there were a lot more that we could have included
  • A very simplified version of the information for ease of presenting with. A far more detailed breakdown can be found in the Principles of Good transitions planning document.
  • A very simplified version of the information for ease of presenting with. A far more detailed breakdown can be found in the Principles of Good transitions planning document.
  • AGASL group recommendations coming out on the 26th June
  • Subject case studies to thematic analysis to ensure the majour areas have been covered
  • ARC Scotland presentation 26th June 2013 for the Scottish Transitions Forum

    1. 1. Scottish Transitions Forum Association for Real Change - Scotland
    2. 2. The Scottish Transitions Forum  The Scottish Transitions Forum began in 2008.  It now has over 220 members that meet every 3 to 4 months in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.  The membership of the forum consists of a wide range of individuals but primarily 3rd sector.  Membership of the Scottish Transitions Forum is open to anyone who is committed to improving the transit ions for young people with additional support needs.
    3. 3. The Principles Of Good Transitions Practice Document – Why?  Young people moving through transitions are not a homogenous group and come from a wide range of different circumstances.  This document has been developed by members of the Scottish Transitions Forum (ARC Scotland) with the aim to inform policy and to fundamentally change the way we do things in Scotland in the area of youth transitions, from the top down and the bottom up.  We need to help young people and their carers achieve positive outcomes through greater Personalisation, independence, choice and control of the transitions process.
    4. 4. The Principles Of Good Transitions Practice Document – How? The document was developed from:  existing policy reviews and academic literature.  consultation with forum members.  Consultation with families.  Case studies.  Consultation with civil servant teams and departments.
    5. 5. Principles of Good Transitions evidence base  HMIe report to Scottish Ministers: Review of the Additional Support for Learning Act November 2010  A critical review and analysis of current research and policy relating to disabled children and young people in Scotland: A report to Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Professor Kirsten Stalker, Dr Lio Moscardini, April 2012.  Education (Additional Support for Learning) Act 2009 Amended codes of practice and legislation  The Right Help at the Right Time in the Right Place. Strategic Review of Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs. Doran Review November 2012  MCMC reports : School to Post School Transitions for children and young people with additional support needs (Haughey, 2011); Summary Report of review of support for young people with Additional Support Needs (2012)
    6. 6. Principles of Good Transitions Additional Resources used  Getting it Right For Every Child Various Guidance and literature  Children and Young People Bill  Self Directed Support Bill (now Act)  Early Years Framework  Curriculum for Excellence  Opportunities for all  More Choices More Chances  Independent living literature  Christie Commission report  Employment strategy  Care Coordination Network Literature.  Children's Legislation – Broad Spectrum  Adult Legislation – Broad Spectrum  Education (Additional Support for Learning) Act 2009 Amended codes of practice and legislation  Integration literature (20/20 vision and the released upcoming public services bill)  Same as you/keys to life consultation  Partnership matters  Amongst others
    7. 7. Principles of Good Transitions - Members feedback  To ensure the findings represented what was happening in the “real world” we consulted across our membership across Scotland.  This was done via web-surveys and face to face discussions with members at various events to help make sure that the solutions to the issues were grounded in real practice experiences.  We also spoke at length to various academic experts in the fields of Looked after Children, Disability and Children's Rights
    8. 8. The Principles Of Good Transitions Practice - Findings The Scottish Transitions Forum identified 9 key problems (and corresponding solutions) faced by young people in transition and their carers in Scotland. We have called these THE BIG 9.
    9. 9. Transition problems Person centred Planning is often lacking Lack the voice of young people Planning starts too late Lack of support for future transitions Lack of information for carers and young people Confusing legislative and policy framework Support is not coordinated between services Too many young people not eligible for support Confusing language “THE BIG 9”
    10. 10. Transition Solutions Embed Person centred planning (in its truest sense) Advocacy, representatio n and citizenship Start planning early proportionatel y Support for transitions planning until 25 Accessible, proportionate relevant information Dedicated Legislative/pol icy team that’s explores links Education leads with dedicated local authority transitions teams Early intervention model – Outcome led assessment Standardise language across fields
    11. 11. The Principles Of Good Transitions Practice – Currently  The document has included changes to it from the Autism Strategy to represent the concerns of this group pre publication.  Skills Development Scotland are exploring potential service improvement in light of the information.  National Managed Clinical Network for Children with Exceptional Health Care Needs are exploring how these principles will effect health care transitions.  Its recommendation number 39 to save you looking it up it states :"that by 2014 local authorities, further and higher education providers, skills development Scotland and the transitions forum work in partnership within the GIRFEC assessment and planning framework to provide earlier, smoother and clearer transition pathways ( to include accessible information on their options, right to benefits and Self Directed Support) for all children with learning disabilities to enable them to plan and prepare for the transition from school to leavers destinations".  The views have been taken to the Advisory Group for the Additional Support for Learning to look at improving transitions (Scottish Government).
    12. 12. Steps for Next Revision • Gather evidence from case studies presented from members and partner agencies across Scotland. • To promote positive practice within member agencies. • To engage with Local Authorities to explore options for improving on current transitions pathways within Health, Social Care and Education. • To develop an evaluation tool in partnership with members, based on the principles document. • To continue a film project, creating a resource that captures the experiences of children and families in the transitions process from all additional support need areas. • Continue to recommend a review of the links between Legislation within Children and Adults areas and how this impacts on practice. • To incorporate the work of health care in transitions areas through working with the NCMNCEN and other partner agencies.
    13. 13. Any Questions?

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