Transition into adulthood

Transition is the period in your life when you change from being a child to an adult.


This can be an exciting time with changes perhaps in the place you live, learn or work, you may meet new people and make new relationships.

It also means being introduced to new workers who can support you through these changes. We are committed to working with you, your family and those who already support you to ensure that transition is positive, well planned and gives you choice and control over how you want to live your life.

What our service provides

During transition you will have a named worker to help guide you through the process. This person will link with you, your family, friends and support workers to plan how to achieve what you want to achieve. We call this transition planning and each meeting is called a transition review meeting. These meetings should help you to think creatively about your life and your goals.

The named worker will hold regular review meetings with you to make sure that the changes you have planned are right for you and that you are in touch with the right people and organisations to move you forward with plans for your adult life in your own way.

How to access the service

Children's services will usually start talking to you from around year 9. They will include your family, school, relevant health and other workers to make sure you are able to get properly ready and ensure that information about you moves on with you.

For more information about transition see the guide attached. Ask at school or ask a support worker to help you. If you would like a hard copy but are unable to print one please call 01629 539132 and ask for a copy of the full transition information pack.

This is the first time we have produced this guide and it may change over time − if you have any comments regarding the content please email them to aiminghighdc@derbyshire.gov.uk or send them to:

Transition information pack
Room 383
County Hall
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG

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