Our transitions policy aims to:
- promote the wellbeing of our population, especially the most vulnerable; and ensure that all children and young people have the chance to achieve their full potential
- build effective joint working between children's service and adult service, which creates a smooth transition between services supporting young people to prepare to adulthood, by focusing on independence and achieving their potential
- meet Borough of Poole's new statutory responsibilities
This policy applies to young people who live in Poole and those who are looked after out of Poole and are the responsibility of the Borough of Poole.
Borough of Poole's adult services will work closely with children's services, including education and other stakeholders throughout the transition stage for those likely to have eligible needs and will carry out an assessment to take place at the most appropriate time for the young person and their family.
In order to achieve a smooth transition, all agencies must ensure that they are planning with the young person and their parents and carers in preparation for these changes.
The above is a Borough of Poole document from pre 1 April 2019 (unless otherwise stated). It has been adopted by BCP Council and will, in time, be replaced by a BCP Council document.
This document applies to service users from the Poole locality and to staff carrying out functions that relate to these individuals. Minor changes may have been made to ensure contact information and website links are correct and relevant from 1 April 2019.
All policies will now be reviewed as part of a planned schedule, following the Borough’s transition to BCP Council on 1 April 2019.
Page last updated: 28 August 2019