Transition from Children to Adult Services – New Pathway and Best Practice Guide

In April 2018 representatives from Health, Social Care, Education (both adults and children’s services) and Parent/Carers came together from across Southampton City to look at how transition arrangements for young people moving into adulthood are working.  The workshop identified a number of areas for improvement and a set of key outcomes and principles.  Following on from this, a multi-agency working group with representation from both adult and children’s services, parents and carers, has developed a Transition Pathway and Best practice guide for use in Southampton.  The group has also mapped what services are available to support young people and their families post age 16 to achieve the 4 preparing for adulthood outcomes:

  • Maintain good health
  • Find meaningful employment or further education and training
  • Live as independently as possible
  • Develop and maintain friendships and feel part of the community.

The pathway and guide cover all young people who have a need for transition planning as they move into adulthood, regardless of whether they have a Special Educational Needs Education, Health and Care Plan and provide information not only for services but also for the parent/carer and young person to consider in each year as they move towards adulthood.

The pathway and best practice guide can be accessed along with the Post 16 offer, on the Preparing for Adulthood Web pages of the City’s Local Offer on the Southampton Information Directory (SID) at the following web address

The Pathway and Transition Guide was implemented in February 2019.

For further information about the Pathway or guide please contact:

Leela Hunt – Service Development Officer, Southampton City CCG

02380 296949

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