Cerebra, the charity for children with neurological conditions, has just published a new guide for parents and carers on ‘Transition to Adulthood’.
This guide aims to help parents of young people with disabilities and/or special educational needs manage their child’s transition into adulthood so that the social care, education and health needs of their child are met and sustained throughout this process and into the young person’s adult life. The guide includes:
- an overview of the responsibilities of the various organisations involved in the transition of disabled young people from children’s services to adult services. Focusing on the responsibilities of local authorities and NHS bodies, in England and Wales, in the areas of education, social care and health and housing, it identifies the action that should be taken, by which organisation, and when.
- Checklists for parents to use so that they can ensure that the necessary steps are taken at the right time, in the right way.
- A table which details the key stages in the transition process and sets out the responsibilities of education, social services and health agencies: summarising which agency needs to take certain action and when that needs to happen. This table should be used in conjunction with the guide.
In addition, Cerebra will be running two seminars on ‘Disabled children and their transition into adulthood: the law and good practice’. These are for parents and carers and aim to provide an overview of the legal responsibilities of the local authorities and NHS bodies to ensure that the social care, education and health care needs of disabled children are fully addressed, and sustained, as they move into adulthood:
- Tuesday 20th May 2014, 9:30am – 3pm, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 1PJ
- Wednesday 11th June 2014, 9:30am – 3pm, Premier Inn Bournemouth, Central Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BZ
Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions, through research, education and direct, ongoing support. Find out more at www.cerebra.org.uk