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The role of families in supporting young adults discharged from children's services:- What is the most effective way of helping families to support young people who have been discharged from children's services (whether or not they meet criteria for adult services)?

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Why this is important:- Families and carers often feel left out once the young person moves to adults' services, which can cause them considerable distress and uncertainty. The young person may themselves ask for their family not to be involved so families may also undergo a 'transition' in their involvement in the care of the young person. Alternatively, the young person may want their family involved after they move to adults' services.
We need to understand how best to support and help families and carers through the transition period. A very important subgroup in this regard is young people with long-term conditions who are leaving care, and who are therefore less likely to have consistent and long-term support from parents or carers. How can foster carers, social workers or personal advisers in leaving care services best support young people transitioning from children's to adult healthcare services?

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Comes from guidance
Transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people using health or social care services
Date issued
February 2016

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Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 29/02/2016