Transition refers to the process by which young people move from being supported by children’s services to being supported by adult services.

Tower Hamlets is committed to offering all young people with continuing support needs a person centred, transparent and timely transition. It is time when young people are nearing the end of their schooling and next step plans are needed to identify continuing education, training, employment, housing, health and social care support and leisure.  

Transition planning begins when the young person turns 14 and a plan is formulated with the help of several key people such as teachers, family and social workers to help young people decide what they will do when they leave school.

Adult and children's services work together during this time along with the young person and their family to help identify options available that focus on the young person’s aspirations and considers their wishes at all times.

Further information

Transfer and Transition policy

Transition into Adult Services booklet