About Principles into Practice

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Principles into Practice is a draft national 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.  

ARC Scotland, supported by Scottish Government Officials, is conducting a trial of Principles into Practice in 10 participating local authority areas over a two-year period beginning December 2020.

The purpose of this trial is to:

  • Support the improvement of transitions support available to young people and their parents and carers in the participating trial areas.
  • Test and bring the draft of Principles into Practice and associated resources to completion to support its implementation more widely.

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]

If you would like to tweet about Principles into Practice please tag us @Scotranfor and use the hashtag #PrinciplesintoPractice