It is recognised that transition can be a difficult and worrying time for parents/carers who are anxious about what will happen to their young person when they leave school.

It is important that you talk about the future with your young person and you understand which meetings will take place with you, your young person, teachers, (and other people involved with their care).

As they approach adulthood it is important that they have felt involved in the decisions that affect them, and also to prepare them for the change in their lives.

Resulting from the Education (Additional Support for Learning) Act (Scotland) Act 2004, and in accordance with the Code of Practice (Supporting Children’s Learning), it is imperative that the views of the young person (and the views of the parents) are noted and recorded.

Everyone needs to belong, to love and be loved and to feel needed. They need to be creative and learn things, to have fun and to stay healthy and safe and to have control over their lives. If they are involved in the decisions for their future, allowed to have their say, what their dreams and fears are, then they recognise that they have become “adults” and people hear what they say and respect them.

Use the buttons on the right to open sections with the relevant information about Transition and the services that can support you and the young person you care for.

Getting Started – Transition Information and Support

ARC Scottish Transition Forum

Provides guidance on the Principles of Good Transition including examples of good practice from across Scotland.

Carers of West Lothian

Facilitate parent transition events throughout the year, the course will explore what transitions will look like for young people with additional support needs. The course will put you in touch with experts, as well as learn how others have faced the same situation.

Salveson Mindroom Centre

Mindroom works directly with families, providing information, advice and one-to-one support.  Support and advocacy for neurodivergent children and young people under the age of 25. They help plan for transitions for secondary school pupils.  They have created a transition planning guide which can be downloaded free from their site

Young Scot

Your Rights as a Disabled PersonThis webpage provides a helpful overview of key organisations who can help young people to manage their lives as they move on from school.

Contact - Talk About Tomorrow

This website has been put together with parents, for parents, to answer your questions and help you make the right decisions for your family.

Talk About Tomorrow

Signpost closed on 31st March 2023, and we are no longer able to offer you personal support.

However, this website will remain online and is full of resources, links and support information for you to use and download. Remember to bookmark this site and pop back whenever you need assistance.

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