The Care Act - Transition to Adulthood

The Care Act - Transition to Adulthood
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The term 'transition' is used in the Care Act to refer to the process of change for young people, and those around them, as they progress from childhood to adulthood. Transition is an essential part of human life and experience and can be a time of celebration, change and also challenge for young people.


This course is intended for:

  • Practitioners directly involved in the planning and support of young people, including those with special educational needs (SEN) and complex needs, who will transition to adult care and support, and their carers
  • Specialist information and advice workers
  • Managers of both the above types of roles
  • Managers and commissioners in local authorities with a responsibility for the provision and market development of services for young people who will transition to adult care and support, and their carers

    About this course

    This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

    Upon successful completion of both modules you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


    In this course you will learn:

  • Who should have a transition assessment
  • Why transition is important
  • The impact of transitions
  • What makes for effective transition
  • Who should know about transitions
  • Who is entitled to a transition assessment
  • Issues of capacity and consent
  • Cooperation between agencies
  • Transition to higher education
  • Transition to NHS continuing healthcare


    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    Who should have a transition assessment?; Young people not already known; Why is transition important?; Understanding of the impact of transitions; From the pond into the sea; The experience of transition; Why is transition not working?; The principles and processes of effective transition; Transitions toolkit; Who should know about transition?; Moving from Children and Families Act to Care Act; Who is the most important person?; Decisions and requests; Education, Health and Care plan; New pathway to adulthood for young people with EHC plans; Carer’s assessment; Information and advice; Aspirations