transitional services

Staying put Scotland: providing care leavers with connectedness and belonging

Guidance for local authorities and other corporate parents: supporting looked after children and young people to remain in care, as part of a staged transition towards adulthood and greater independence.

It has been developed in response to concerns about consistently poor outcomes for care leavers, with high rates of homelessness and low levels of engagement in education, training or employment.

Housing options protocols for care leavers

Guidance that has been published to assist local authorities and their community planning partners in the development and implementation of local ‘Housing Options Protocols for Care Leavers’. These protocols should detail the processes by which young people are supported through their transition out of care and provided with a range of appropriate and sustainable accommodation options.

Principles of good transitions for young people with additional support needs

Document that has been developed with the aim of informing policy and to fundamentally change the way things are done in Scotland in the area of youth transitions, from the top down and the bottom up.

Young people and their carers need help to achieve positive outcomes through greater personalisation, independence, choice and control of the transitions process.

The Edinburgh study of youth transitions and crime

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime is a programme of research that aims to address a range of fundamental questions about the causes of criminal and risky behaviours in young people.

The core of the programme is a major longitudinal study of a single cohort of around 4,000 young people who started secondary school in Edinburgh in the autumn of 1998.
 

Does it stack up? Measuring performance in leaving care

Report that looks at the use of performance tables in leaving care. It provides an overview of the data published by the Department for Education (DFE) in the autumn of 2011 and summarises feedback from the sector on the strength of the data.

It is based on feedback from members of the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum (NLCBF), a network of around 50 local authorities and organisations, coordinated by the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) at Catch22.

After care: young people's views on leaving care

Report that gives the views of young people, mainly from among those who have left care, about their experience of care and leaving care. As well as looking at what young people have said, we have also tried to see whether they have been getting what the law says that they should be. This report should give an important insight into how well the care system is doing for children and young people, and how it prepares them for their own future, through the eyes of those leaving care for independent adult life.

Staying put: 18+ family placement programme (Peer research report)

Summary report which reflects the views and experiences of young people from six pilot authorities (five operating the ‘pure familial’ model and one operating the ‘hybrid’ model).

The aims of the evaluation were to explore the role and contribution that staying put can make to promoting positive outcomes for young people, including:

Transition to adulthood for young people in adoptive care: secondary analyses of data from the longitudinal study of young people in England (LSYPE)

The main aim of the study was to use the first six waves of data from the LSPYE to understand more about the lives of adopted young people as they approach adulthood and to make comparisons with other young people who had not experienced adoptive care.

Mental health service transitions for young people [Children's and families services guide 44]

Children's and families services guide 44. This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. In the guide you will find underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers.