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Transition in special groups: looked-after young people:- What is the most effective way of supporting care leavers in transition from children's to adults' health services?

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Why this is important:- The role of birth parents in the management of childhood-onset long-term physical and mental health conditions is essential at many levels and continues throughout transition. For young people in local authority care, even if they have had a stable placement or social worker during their time in children's services, transition is a period when their social care support is likely to change.
The status of the health service user changes at age 18, when the primary receiver of information is the young person, not their social worker or foster carer. There is a need for research on how health and social care services can better collaborate with the young person during transition, respecting their need for privacy but also enabling inter-agency communication when this is agreed by the young person.

Source guidance details

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