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Young people resources and services
Part of Care Act 2014
This resource brings together five video diaries where six young carers share their personal experiences of caring for a sibling or parent. It is one of a range of resources developed by SCIE to help local authority staff, social workers, young people and carers to plan for the transition to adult care services within the provisions of the Care Act 2014.
Part of Care Act 2014
The resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for adult carers as the young person they care for moves into adulthood. This can be a difficult time for adult carers, because the young person they care for will often be leaving full-time education and require very different care and support as an adult building an independent life. Adult carers have in the past had to give up full-time work in order to provide more support. The Care Act places a duty on local authorities to assess adult carers before the child they care for turns 18, so that they have the information they need to plan for their future. This is referred to as a transition assessment. This resource brings together useful publications, practice examples and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.
Part of Care Act 2014
This resource explores how the provisions in the Care Act around transition can be put into practice for young carers moving from children’s to adult services to ensure that they are appropriately supported and encouraged to fulfil their education and employment potential. One young carer’s journey through transition (Emma’s story) will provide an example of how several services worked together to support her into adulthood. The resource covers: transition in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014; identifying support needs of young carers; timing of a transition assessment; transition assessments under the Care Act 2014; approaches to assessments; information and advice; transition planning; transition of young carers; practice examples, describing young carers’ journeys through transition; and a process map with suggestions on how to put the stages into action.
The road ahead?: information for young people with learning difficulties, their families and supporters at transition
This report for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) brings together the findings from three inter-linked investigations relating to the information needs of young people, their parents and supporters at transition. It was undertaken over a six month period between October 2003 and March 2004 and included: focus group interviews with young people, their parents and supporters; a systematic review of the literature on transition; and a review of the information already available for young people, parents and professionals, including an evaluation of materials by young people and parents. The project was carried out by the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) in partnership with North Somerset People First (NSPF) and the Home Farm Trust (HFT).
Four young people talk about their own transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult services. In the second half of the film, staff and young people in Sheffield discuss how transitions in mental health services are being improved by integrated working in the health and social care trust.
Staff and young people in Sheffield discuss how transitions in mental health services are being improved by integrated working in the health and social care trust. This film is a stand alone version of the second part of Transitions 1.
A website providing looked after children and young people with information and advice about the care and support they can receive and the choices they have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own. Sections of the site cover: Making changes; Keeping in touch, which covers friends, families and former carers; Health, including physical and emotional health; Choices; Education; and Living by yourself. Each sections includes the views of young people have been in care and links to additional information and resources. The resource has been developed with the help of looked after children. The website was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, with the support of Voice, The Who Cares? Trust and the Fostering Network.
This video examines how the Aiming High for Disabled Children report has helped to improve quality and availability of short breaks in Suffolk.
This film highlights an innovative approach to widening participation in swimming through the Aiming High for Disabled Children programme, in Derbyshire.