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Growing Up - Transitions

As children grow to adulthood they may require support, particularly if they have received support in childhood. Depending on the services provided, transition support will begin from the age of 14 to 25 years, as they receive adult disability services, Probation Services or Leaving care support. 

The Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership is working with local agencies to ensure this transition time is robust and clear to everyone. Please find some of our local information here:

Achieving for Children's SEN (Special Educational Needs)
Strategy and Transition Protocol

Mental Health Transitions Framework Richmond and

Health Transition Pathway

Achieving for Children 'Staying Put' policy

Richmond Transitions Pathways

Richmond Transitions Protocal

Developing Kingston’s Transition Pathway and Protocol -
presentation from transition event

Below are some national resources in relation to transitions and some examples from other local authorities:

NICE Guidance: Building independence through planning for
transition - A quick guide for practitioners supporting young

NICE Guidance: Transition from children’s to adults’ services
for young people using health or social care services

NICE Guidance: Multi-agency working to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities preparing for

Minding the Gap - Camden's CAMHS to Adult Mental Health
Services Transition Protocol

Islington's CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services Transition


This Serious Case Review was published in October 2017 by Bristol Safeguarding Adults' Board. It is about the tragic murder of a young woman called Melissa. It has learning about transitions between children's and adults' services, especially for children who were looked after. 

This is our KRSCP summary

You can find the full report here

Find out more about safeguarding adults in Kingston here

and in Richmond here