The legislative and policy environment for transitions is complex. The transitions process is not only supported by clear duties but also underpinned by rights. To help those who are supporting young people through transitions we have developed a flowchart which highlights the key duties and recommendations during this time. We have also summarised some of the key duties within relevant legislation which you can find below.
The information we have provided is not a substitute for taking appropriate advice on the legal implications of specific situations. Where references to legislation are made, we have done our best to accurately state the legal position as at 31 August 2016. Our thanks go to Cairn Legal Ltd, who have provided advice on the legal aspects of the text.
References for all of the legislation referred to in this section can be found at the end of the ‘Introduction’ section of Principles of Good Transitions 3.