Transition from child to adult services for people with intellectual disabilities
This half-day online training is aimed at practitioners working with children, young people or adults with learning disability and/ or autism who support the transition of care from Child and Adolescent Mental Health to Adult Mental Health Services. It is commissioned by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group to support smooth transitions from child and adolescent to adult services for young people with intellectual disabilities. The training provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering a safe and effective transitions process for the young people and adults with whom they are working.
The training is open to practitioners working in six Boroughs across South East London: Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Practitioners are invited from across community services, agencies and professional backgrounds, and across both children’s and adult services. Designed with multi-agency working in mind, each session will be open to practitioners working across agencies and age groups, to enable sharing of experience and expertise, as well as opportunities for developing links between clinicians and services locally.
The course is delivered by highly specialist clinicians from both Child and Adolescent and Adult services, all of whom have considerable clinical and training experience, alongside experts by experience who have contributed to the development of the training content. The session covers the legislative and statutory frameworks underlying the transitions process as well as the principles for ensuring a multi-agency and individualised approach. It includes contributions from people with lived experience and opportunities to reflect on current practice and areas for service development.
The training content is organised into four key themes, within which we will cover the topics detailed below. The course will be delivered by clinicians and include contribution from experts by experience. There will be opportunities for whole group interaction and participation, and small group discussion and reflection.
A. A multiagency approach to effective transition for people with ASD/ID
- The local context and relevant multi-agency services
- The importance of shared protocols for transition
- The individual role in supporting/facilitating a multi-agency transition process
- Sources of support and resources for transition
B. An individualised approach to transition
- The experience of transition for young people and carers: what makes a good transition?
- Addressing the potential stresses and challenges of transition for young people and families
- Ensuring an individualised approach within service protocols
C. Service provision and the legislative processes governing transition
- Duties and requirements: the Care Act and Children & Families Act.
- Good Practice Guidance: - HEE Learning Disability Transition Pathway Competency Framework
- Decision Making: Consent, capacity and best interests.
- Risk Management
D. Transition for people with severe/multiple disabilities
- Additional considerations for transition planning for people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities.
- Incorporating the views, preferences and priorities of people from seldom-heard groups in the transition planning process.
E. Education and transition - Working with education providers to support transition
F. A shared ethos and vision for transitions
- Behaviours and values that are important in supporting transition from child to adult services.
- Action planning for developing the transition process within their individual practice and organisation.
- How to share learning with colleagues and stakeholder organisations.
'1. Understand the duties and requirements under the Care Act and Children & Families Act in relation to transitions.
2. Reflect on the quality of information, advice and support they provide in relation to their role and local area.
3. Know where to look for support and resources on this topic.
4. Understand the potential stresses and challenges faced by young people and their families on the transitions journey and how to mitigate these sensitively and efficiently.
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