Supporting Transitions Module Resources

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All the essential module reading and resources are here for your Supporting Children’s Transitions module. Click on the link to either download the resource or view on the original website, depending on the source.

You are not required to read anything here, they are all reference and background information and tools which you may find useful. 

We are please to receive recommendations of additional material and links to add to this page.

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Legislation and Guidance

Children’s Act 1989

Children Act 1989 Guidance and regulations Volume 3

Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000

Care Act 2014 & Guidance (espc chapter 16 & chapter 23)

Children and Families Act 2014 (espc. Part 3)

Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0-25 years (2015)

Extending Personal Adviser support to all care leavers to age 25 (2018)

Mental Health Act 2007

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Equality Act 2010

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

See also local authority transition protocols and guidance.


Reports and Research

Townsley R, Marriott A and Ward L, Access to Independent Advocacy: An Evidence Review, Office for Disability Issues 2009

UCLAN/NCB Independent Advocacy: Impact and Outcomes for Children and Young People; Office of the Children’s Commissioner 2013


Useful Resources

Care Act 2014: transition from children’s to adults’ services – key resources; SCIE 2014

Adams, M; Brady, L; Johnson, M. An Advocate’s Guide to Complaints in England; Pavilion 2018

Care Act 2014 and Preparing for Adulthood Factcheets, Contact 2016

Transition Advocacy, Children Society

Communication Tools

Advocacy Symbols

Communication Workbook


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