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Young People in Transition

We understand that leaving school is a big milestone in every young person’s life.

It can be an exciting time but also a time of uncertainty as there are lots of options to think about and decisions to make about what to do next.  Our transitions work in Glasgow has led us to develop close working relationships with a number of Additional Support for Learning and mainstream schools, where we offer support to the young person, their family, and their school in moving on from full-time education.

Our commitment to partnership and collaboration with families is deeply rooted in our history. Working through transitions in a way which values, empowers and respects families is fundamental to our approach. We value the huge commitment, energy and knowledge which families bring to the transitions process and we ensure that they, together with the young person, remain at the heart of decisions about future support and lifestyle choices. We listen carefully to find out what will work best for them and use person-centred planning with a focus on outcomes to ensure we provide support in ways that give people real choice and control.

We use a range of person-centred planning tools with young people and families, all of which can be tailored to the communication needs of each individual. Our Staff Learning and Development team are trained in the use of interactive and inclusive processes to help young people plan for a good life after school. Our facilitators have particular expertise and knowledge in the use of the Big Plan and individual person-centred planning processes such as MAPS and PATHS.
Our transitions support is underpinned by a focus on encouraging independence, developing skills, building relationships and social inclusion. It can include:

  • Support to access recreational, sports and leisure pursuits in the local community
  • Support to develop daily living skills related to managing finances and budgeting, household tasks, meal preparation etc. Our focus will be on assisting people to do things that have a purpose and are meaningful for them
  • Support with personal development skills including personal safety, health and wellbeing and social skills
  • Opportunities to explore self-advocacy, information and communication technology, and computer based skills
  • Vocational training and work experience to explore volunteer and work opportunities
  • Opportunities for meeting people and developing relationships and connections.

Our approach to supporting young people and their families through transitions is aligned with: