Children and young people who are moving from children’s services to adult services now have a new resource available to them.
The Care Group is proud to support the launch of a new leaflet named Transition: Moving from children's services to adult services which was created in partnership between Frances Dawson-Otoo, Children's Continuing Care Nurse Assessor; and colleagues in Tower Hamlets Children with Disabilities Team (CwDT), and Special Educational Need (SEN) services.
The journey to adulthood can be an exciting and challenging time, especially if the person has a long-term condition or disability. The changes can cause families and young people to be overwhelmed; the leaflet aims to provide resources and information to make the transition easier.
Speaking about the leaflet, Frances Dawson-Otoo said: “You can find general information on transitioning to adult services. There are also answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that parents and young people may have about the transition process.”
Frances continues: “Once a child turns 14, families can contact general practices to see what kind of support is available.”
The leaflet also identifies key people that parents and young people can speak to about the transition process, such as Special Education Services, Health Services, Social Care etc.
Those who are concerned about young people’s long-term decision-making capacity can read a dedicated section on the Lasting Power of Attorney.
The leaflet also signposts readers to Tower Hamlets Local Offer and additional community resources.
Click the link below to download a copy of Transition: Moving from children's services to adult services.