Delivered by Steve Baguley – Education and Community Lead.

The transition from Children’s to Adult Services has been highlighted as a national issue, with a ‘cliff-edge’ of support as vulnerable children turn 18. This training course has drawn on the knowledge and practice experience of Steve Baguley who has a professional background in education as well as working as a service manager for a Local Authority Children’s Service. Steve has spent 2 years engaging with services across the country looking at approaches to transition planning and exploring the critical challenges facing practitioners who work with children approaching adulthood.

This training course aims to embed in practice some of the findings of the NWG’s report into transitional support for Child Exploitation victims and complement our transition benchmarking tool which is designed to ensure an improved strategic response to the issue. Delegates will develop approaches to working with older children in preparation for transition and be provided with insight into adolescent brain development to better inform their practice. The training will support understanding and the implementation of relevant legislation and practice guidance surrounding transition. Delegates will be provided with guidance on planning for transition and bridging the gap between Adult and Children’s Services, as well as working with exploitation victims into adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates will be able to;

  • Recognise ways in which young people may be perceived and how this can impact on services they receive.
  • Consider challenges we may face when transitioning young people from children to adult services and how we might apply learning to counteract them.
  • Explain what research tells us about this cohort of young people.
  • Compare and discuss ways in which practitioners assess and understand consent and the relevance of this issue to young people above the age of 16.
  • Identify and apply appropriate exploitation disruption strategies for young people.
  • Recognise the importance of family support for young people of this age.
  • Demonstrate the use of The Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 and their appropriateness for young people age 16 and above.
  • Explain the impact of trauma on brain development and the ways in which young people respond to trauma and manage emotions.
  • Reflect on examples of developing practice and give consideration to how we might develop our own practice.

What previous delegates have said about this training:

It was brilliant and innovative towards change and raising awareness of multi professional guidance towards helping with transition.

Informative, interesting and food for thought for my future practice.

The training was interesting, interactive and helpful.