Transition can be any period of change in a person's life. Young people pass through a number of stages as they grow and develop. The most important is moving from childhood into adulthood.
This should be a smooth and a positive experience; but also an anxious time for those involved. During this period some people may need support from several different agencies to help them to live independently and reach their full potential.
The thought of leaving full-time education, finding employment and moving towards adult life can be a challenging time for any young person, but possibly more so for those who are disabled. The transition process affects not only young people but also their families.
For these reasons it is important to plan for transition as early as possible.
Many things can also change in the life of a young person and their family. For example,
Thurrock Council transition service supports all young people between 14 and 25 with special educational needs and plans the services they may need as they move into adulthood.
We work with several agencies to plan and provide young people the support they need. For example,
Young people who do not have special educational needs but still require help in transition can be referred to the Multi Agency Transition Planning Meeting forum.
Thurrock Council Transition Service
Telephone: 01375 366081
Further information can be found in our leaflet (see how to access PDF files):
For information on safeguarding someone 16 years or less, visit:
For information on safeguarding adults, visit:
If you would like help and support in enabling you to make choices and take control of your life decisions, please fill in our online form: Assessing Your Own Needs - Online Form