Presentation on theme: "Transition Workshop. What is transition? Transition is the period of time when young people move from being a child to an adult. It can be a difficult."— Presentation transcript:
What is transition? Transition is the period of time when young people move from being a child to an adult. It can be a difficult time for people with disabilities. We want to make sure that transition in Wolverhampton is as smooth and successful as possible.
To support good transition in Wolverhampton for young people aged 14-25 with additional needs 1.Working with multi agency partners 2.Supporting and co-ordinating the Transition Support Group meetings 3.Helping to develop and launch the Transition protocol and make sure it is working
1.I don’t need to worry about transition until my child is in Year 11 2.Transition is discussed within the Annual Review of my child’s Statement 3.Parents and carers don’t need to attend transition reviews 4.Parent’s and carers should arrange their child’s transition review 5.Transition planning is only about education and employment 6.Something called a Transition Plan will be drawn up by your child’s school 7.Parents/carers and young people should be given a copy of the plan and the opportunity to contribute to it only if they ask 8.All young people with a social worker in children’s services will receive one in adults 9.Statements will follow a young person if they go into further education 10.All young people with a Statement will be allocated a Connexions Personal Adviser (PA) 11.Connexions PAs will continue to support young people until they are 25 12.The Local Authority has a legal duty to secure education or training for young people over 16 and under 25
FALSE! If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs, transition planning will begin when they are in Year 9. This may seem early but, in order to ensure your child’s transition is smooth and successful, forward planning is essential. Your son/daughter will be making choices that ultimately impact on what they do beyond Year 11. Planning is ongoing and any decisions made will be reviewed regularly as your child moves through school to ensure their wishes and aspirations are taken into account.
True! The Year 9 Annual Review will be called a Transition Review. In addition to discussing your child’s Statement of Special Educational Needs, the meeting will focus on drawing up a plan for your child’s future. This meeting; Should fully involve young people Should be person centred
False You know your child best Research shows that transition is most successful where parents and young people are involved and your involvement is very important.
False The transition review is arranged by the headteacher. He/she should send invitations at least 6 weeks before the review All those involved in a Young Persons support should be invited
False Transition planning should be holistic – i.e. encompass many areas of your Childs life such as leisure, education, health, social care needs, training, housing. Transition planning should be participative, holistic, supportive, evolving and inclusive’ (SEN code of practice)
True At the year 9 review, school should start to draw up the Transition Plan This is a document which shows a young persons plan for their future. It should cover all aspects of a young persons life including health, education, employment, leisure, where to live etc Connexions assist the school in overseeing this and ensuring its delivery It will be reviewed at subsequent Annual Reviews
False You should be fully involved in drawing up the Transition Plan and be given a copy
False There is different eligibility criteria in adult services and several teams deal with adults. Handover/planning meetings between children and adult services should take place before your child’s 18 th birthday
True and false If a child stays on in their current provision for further education, their statement will still apply. However, if they choose to continue further education at an alternative provision, their statement will be replaced by a SECTION 139 ASSESSMENT.
Section 139 assessments The Local Authority has a duty to carry out a section 139a Assessment for those young people with a Statement of Special Educational Needs and who they expect to leave school to receive post 16 education, training or higher education. For those young people who are at School Action Plus, a section 139a Assessment may be carried out if the Connexions Personal Adviser feels it is needed.
True Your child will usually meet their Connexions PA before their Transition review in Year 9. Connexions role is; To provide advice, support and guidance to young people To oversee transition and ensure it is successful To assist young people and seek family input To prepare young people for their reviews
True for young people with disabilities who have a statement.
True for learners with learning difficulties. A suitable training and education package must be secured that meets the young persons needs. This is in the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children’s and Learning Act 2009
Intended outcomes for Transition In Wolverhampton; To improve the life choices and to maximise the life opportunities of young people with additional and complex needs as they move into adulthood To enable young people with additional and complex needs to access the care and support required to meet their needs as they move into adulthood and to maximise their potential to lead full and active lives To enable young people with additional and complex needs to exercise choice and control over their life decisions and to be aware of the opportunities that are available to them To deliver high quality, multi-agency support To ensure continuity of planning, care and support from childhood into adulthood