THANK YOU: Transitions Survey now closed

A very big 'thank you' to all the young people, parents and carers who took the time to complete our transitions surveys.

270 young people with additional support needs and 470 parents and carers completed the surveys. We received responses from people who live in every local authority area in Scotland. This will provide us with a unique understanding of the experiences of young people and their parents and carers in an important time of their lives.

What happens now?

We will analyse the information provided in detail. Our findings will be published in early 2017. This report will be available on this website and we will share it with parents and carers, young people and professionals as widely as we can. This will include holding an event for young people, parents and carers following publication of the report.

We will discuss our findings with the Scottish Government. This will help to inform national planning and decision-making that affect young people with additional support needs who are in transition.

Our findings will guide the future work of the Scottish Transitions Forum, helping us to identify what is working well and where more work is needed. We aim to work with youth and carers organisations to make sure the work we do helps to improve the experience of young people with additional support needs as they make the transition to adult life.

People with additional support needs can find transitions difficult and a large number end up in negative situations - such as token employment and inappropriate education opportunities, limited support services and unable to full fill their ambitions. The information presented here explains the transitions process in easy to understand language » Explore the transitions process
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