Welcome to Preparing for adulthood: The role of social workers

Published: July 2019

This guide looks at what social workers need to do to help young people with learning disabilities prepare for adulthood (transition). It was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Social Worker for Adults, and builds on work carried out by Innovation Unit and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), looking at whether a Named Social Worker (NSW) approach might improve support to people with learning disabilities generally, including those in the transition process. We have developed a practice framework for social workers and their employers to use, when supporting young people to prepare for adulthood.