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Preparing for Adulthood

Richmond Children's Social Care to Adult Social Care Transition Protocol

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Richmond Council is committed to providing high quality care and support to all young people with learning difficulties, disabilities,
mental health issues, and additional needs. As a local authority we want to ensure the transition into adulthood is smooth and
straightforward for all young people who are eligible for council support.


The role of this document is to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of all of the agencies involved in the transition as well as identify the actions that must occur at each stage in the transition from Children’s Services into Adult Social Care. This document lays out the actions that must be taken by each key organisation at each year from 14 onwards.


The purpose of developing a consistent local protocol for transitions is to ensure the responsibilities of each organisation are clear and unambiguous, to facilitate cooperation between organisations and to ensure young people and their families are kept well informed of what to expect during the transition process.

This will help ensure that the transition into adulthood is smooth and straightforward for the young person and their family as well
as the organisations involved. 

Richmond Transition Protocol (pdf)

We will be creating the information in this document in a more accessible format as soon as we can. If you need extra assistance to read this document you can use the Recite Me tool at the top of the page to read aloud or translate into other languages.