‘Principles into Practice’

Principles into Practice is a draft framework that offers practical guidance and evaluation measures to improve the planning and delivery of support for young people (14-25) who require additional support as they make the transition to young adult life.

It is based on the seven ‘Principles of Good Transitions’ and will help to embed these into policy, planning and practice in local authority areas across Scotland.

This draft of Principles into Practice has been developed through extensive consultation with statutory sector strategic leads, Scottish Government representatives, Social Work Scotland, Association of Directors of Education Scotland, Scottish Transitions Forum members, parents and carers, and young people.  

In December 2020 ARC Scotland will begin supporting a small number of local authority areas to trial implementation of the draft framework and its associated resources over a two-year period.  This will be followed by wider implementation of the final framework across Scotland.

You can download the full Principles into Practice draft framework below, or if you prefer you can download it in sections.

If you would like to find out more about the trial phase of Principles into Practice please contact Bec on [email protected]

If you are a young person and would like to find out more about what Principles into Practice means for you please contact Scott on [email protected]

If you are a parent or carer and would like to find out what Principles into Practice means for you and your young person please contact Tracey on [email protected]

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