The Principles of Good Transitions have been endorsed by many organisations that provide support for young people with additional support needs, the Scottish Government and national bodies. They are being used to shape improvements within organisations, local authorities and at a national level.

Below are some examples of how the principles are being put into practice across Scotland.

If you would like to let us know about examples of good practice in relation to transitions in your local area please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Evaluating Transitions in Fife

In Fife, a wide range of organisations and groups support young people
to make the transition into adulthood. These include Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, Fife Education and Children’s Services, voluntary and independent organisations. In 2012 to guide their work and ensure a consistent standard of service is provided a ‘Charter for Transition’ and the…

Transitions Initiatives in Highland

Highland are continuing their pro-active approach to transitions, striving to take the next steps to build on the positive work already accomplished. The voice of the young person, and their family, is of paramount importance in informing practice around transitions. The Transitions Co-ordinator is working on initiatives upskilling supporters of young people to allow planning…

Transition Team – City of Edinburgh Council

The Transition Team in Edinburgh is a specialist, dedicated adult social work team supporting young people with disabilities and their families with the move from school and children’s services, to adult life. The Team was established in 2006 and aims to provide a holistic service to young people and their families. The Team works in…

The Shirlie Project – Mathew’s story

Mathew is a young lad who has Autism and who attends Nairn Academy. He engaged in the Bigger Picture programme with the Shirlie Project and this is his story. I attend school at Nairn Academy and like all other young people I was being asked what did I want to do when I left school.…

Supporting Positive Paths, Edinburgh

As a service Positive Paths is entirely guided by our members and their families. We support young children and adults with Additional Support Needs to develop lifetime learning, sense of belonging and social aspect to life. Our members are encouraged to be are very present in their community with a central focus on emotional well…

Liam’s Mum’s story

When things starting getting more intense with Liam’s care I needed help. I did have a close family and my parents to help but they did things their way, which led to arguments that didn’t help with my stress levels. My social worker was aware of the situation but was limited in the options she…

Craig’s mums story

When my son Craig, who had profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex health care needs, reached the start of transition into adult services at aged 16, I looked at the life I wished for him after school, and which I believed he wanted. My husband and I were granted Welfare and Financial Guardianship so…

Principles of Good Transitions 3 – Autism Supplement (Autism Network Scotland)

This supplement takes the Principles of Good Transitions 3 and provides key considerations, examples and resources to allow these principles to be put into practice for an autistic person. This supplement is designed to be used in partnership with the Principles of Good Transitions 3 and to provide more specific information about how to get transitions right…