What is Transition?
Transition is a widely used term that can be applied to all young people as they move into adulthood. It covers that stage in their lives when most young people develop to become more independent.
This will typically include leaving school, perhaps going on into further education, or going into employment or training, and maybe leaving home.
For some young people with special educational needs, having access to timely and comprehensive information and support prior to 18 may be enough to help them reach their goals.
For other young people more support may be needed during and beyond the transition period from a range of services to enable them to reach their potential.
A worker from the Transition Team will attend School/College reviews from the age of 16 (Year 11) for those young people who are known to Social Care.
During this time, the St Helen’s Transition Team will work with the young person to assess their social care and support needs and how these impact on their future wellbeing and achievements. We will support them to identify their goals and to develop a support plan that enables the young person to be as independent as possible.