Recent policy documents, the Valuing People White Paper on learning disability services, the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services, the Government's Strategy for SEN - recognise the difficulties faced by disabled young people and their families at transition. Yet despite the plethora of official guidance on planning for the future at transition, the experiences of young people with learning difficulties and their families remain difficult, not least as they encounter the divide between childrenâ€™s and adult support services and the multiple agencies that should be working together to offer them information, choices and a range of options after school and on into adult life. This presentation will review the evidence from recent research on transition undertaken at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol and elsewhere in the UK, in the context of current policy, practice and experience.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mind the Gaps...! Supporting young people with learning difficulties and their families at transition|
|Title of host publication||Cash and Care: Understanding the evidence base for policy and practice conference in memory of Professor Sally Baldwin, York University|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|