Transitions: Government Policy

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  • Website Care leaver strategy: one year on progress update
    The care leaver strategy set out the actions that government departments would take in order to improve the support care leavers receive during their transition to adulthood and independence. This one-year-on document reports on progress made and sets out how we intend to further improve support for care leavers.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Children Act 1989: transition to adulthood for care leavers (Statutory guidance)
    Volume 3: statutory guidance for local authorities on helping care leavers aged 16 and 17 prepare for adulthood.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Children Act 1989: transition to adulthood for care leavers (Updated)
    Volume 3: statutory guidance for local authorities on helping care leavers aged 16 and 17 prepare for adulthood.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2014

  • Website Care leaver strategy: a cross-departmental strategy for young people leaving care
    This is a cross-departmental strategy document that sets out in one place the steps the government is taking - from housing to health services, from the justice system to educational institutions - to support care leavers to live independently once they have left their placement.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website The future of the Independent Living Fund (ILF)
    This consultation sought views on the impact that closing the Independent Living Fund (ILF) in 2015 would have on users, local authorities and the wider care and support systems across the UK. The Government also sought views on how closure could be managed in a way which would minimise disruption to the care and support needs of existing ILF users.

    Publisher: Department for Work and Pensions
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Healthy lives, brighter futures – The strategy for children and young people’s health
    This joint DH/DCSF strategy presents the Government’s vision for children and young people’s health and wellbeing. It sets out how they will build on progress through: world-class outcomes; high quality services; excellent experience in using those services; and minimising health inequalities.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Growing Up Matters: better transition planning for young people with complex needs
    Families say in this 2007 report that teenagers with disabilities turning 18 can find it a 'nightmare' as they move from children's to adults' social services. The families say that they can experience problems because local councils fail to provide the same level of support for adults as they do for children. The report urges councils and Primary Care Trusts to work together and develop seamless services for disabled teenagers.

    Publisher: CSCI
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Transition: Getting it right for young people
    The Good Practice Guide, published in March 2006, aims to show that the handover from children's and young people's services to adult services should be planned and managed as a process. The Guide suggests how this can best be accomplished in the context of the evidence base.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2006

  • Website Every child matters: change for children
    Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being. Links to the full document and a number of related publications.

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2004

  • Website National Standards for the Provision of Children's Advocacy Services
    This document details the standards issued under Section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, which requires local authorities with social services functions to act under the general guidance of the Secretary of State for Health. The ten standards set out the core principles that children and young people can expect from professionals providing advocacy services.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2002

  • Website Action for health, health action plans and health facilitation: detailed good practice guidance on implementation for learning disability partnership boards
    This good practice guidance explains how people can be supported to access the health care they need from both primary care and other NHS services. It shows how personal health action plans can help to improve the health of all people with learning disabilities.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 2002

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