TransMap highlights best practice
Monday 23 March 2009
The TransMap project, funded by the Department
for Children, Schools and Families, mapped effective practice in
transition, investigated the support needs for improvement and
identified some of the barriers that local areas face.
The project builds on the good practice gathered for the
Transition Guide for All Services, produced by the Council for
Disabled Children and NCB, and the success of a series of
Transition Information Network seminars that took place in
The principles behind the TransMap project are:
- Comprehensive multi-agency engagement
- The full participation of young people and their families
- The provision of high-quality information
- Effective transition planning
- An array of opportunities for living life
The mapping work examined practice across a number of areas in
England. It looked specifically for practice that has a direct
effect on outcomes and that illustrates co-operation across
services and the involvement of disabled young people and their
The TransMap work identified five principles that local areas
should implement to ensure that young people regularly have a
positive experience of transition. The TransMap report, which will
be available shortly, examines ways the five principles can be
Alongside each principle are examples of effective practice and
service development, and it will be of use to all local areas who
are trying to develop their transition processes. The principles,
based on the needs and aspirations of young people, can also ensure
a cohesive approach to service provision.
There is also the need for all youth agendas to consider the
needs of disabled young people.
The case studies and report can be found at the transition
support network website.