As a member of the coalition and on the co-ordination group ARC Scotland, leads fSDC Co-ordination group members on the developments on transitions for young disabled people and their families.
fSDC members endorsed the Principles of Good Transitions 3 guide produced by ARC Scotland and the Scottish Transitions Forum.
The link to the guide – the Principles of Good Transitions 3 is all about informing, structuring and encouraging professionals and parents to continually improve the support for young people with additional needs between the ages of 14 and 25 who are making the transition to young adult life.
ARC Scotland are all about making things happen between local and national partnerships and networks.
They lead on The Scottish Transitions Forum, that has over 750 members from a wide range of professionals, young people, parents and carers. Membership is free and is open to anyone who is committed to improving transitions for young people with additional support needs.
Other useful reports and studies
Life on the Edge of the Cliff was researched and written by Tracey Francis, who has extensive experience in communications and children and young people’s policy at national and European levels. The reports are about transitions, especially for young people with learning difficulties after leaving school. Tracey’s research took her to Italy, Norway, the Czech Republic as well as home.
SDS Consortium Working together to make it happen: helping young people move on successfully. The Consortium over 2014 – 2015, involving Quarriers, Cornerstone, Sense Scotland and The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, and 3 Local Authorities, funded by the Scottish Government SDS Capacity Building Fund,focused on young people’s transition from school to adult life against the backdrop of the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act (2013).
One year on Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) summarises what the work of the Consortium achieved and how much more there is to do.