Resources relating to the Principles of Good Transitions.

Life Shortening Conditions Supplement, CHAS 2017

This guidance is intended to be used alongside the Principles of Good Transitions 3 (2017). It is hoped this guidance will provide specific information for anyone who is supporting a young person with a life-shortening or life- threatening condition. Young people with life shortening conditions have complex health needs and will often require specialist palliative care, and it is important to have an understanding of these services as well as an understanding of the impact of living with such a diagnosis.

This supplement was written on behalf of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) by Claire Turnbull.

Download the Life Shortening Conditions Supplement here

Facing the Future Together Report

Facing The Future Together

This report describes the findings from two national surveys that set out to hear the voices of young people with additional support needs and those of their parents and carers about their experiences of leaving school and moving into adulthood. Each survey explored:

  • The nature of the support received by young people and their parents and carers in the lead up to leaving school
  • The experience of the transition itself
  • Life in the post-school period
  • How transitions support for young people and their parents and carers could be improved

A total of 740 responses were received across the two surveys, 270 from young people, and 470 from parents and carers. Responses were received from people who live in all 32 Scottish local authority areas.

Everyone’s experience of transition will be different. This report seeks to represent that diversity by quoting directly from young people and their parents and carers. We believe that the responses we received speak for themselves and we have not sought to comment on them. However we do provide some broad conclusions.

This study supports and highlights the importance of the continuing implementation of the Principles of Good Transitions 3 and is broadly consistent with the findings of other research in this area.

Autism Transitions Supplement

autism supplement

This Autism Transitions supplement has been developed as a result of Scotland-wide consultation in relation to autism and transitions. It has been produced by Autism Network Scotland, in collaboration with the Scottish Transitions Forum, part of the Association for Real Change (ARC) Scotland.

This supplement is intended to improve access to appropriate transitions for autistic people as laid out in Outcome 4 of The Scottish Strategy for Autism Strategic Priorities. Outcome 4 states “people with autism are able to participate in all aspects of community and society by successfully transitioning from school into meaningful educational or employment opportunities.”

The supplement identifies key practice considerations, tools and resources. Which along with the seven Principles of Good Transitions, will ensure autistic people and their families have access to appropriate transition planning.

2011 – Active Patient – The case for self direction in health care

Active Patient

This paper, from The Centre for Welfare Reform, proposes that individual budgets can create a more patient -centred and integrated health and social care system; one that recognises individuals as experts by experience and engages them as partners alongside professionals in decisions about their own care. This will improve health outcomes, prevent individuals becoming dependent on specialist services and make the NHS more efficient.