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In health care, we use the term ‘transition’ to describe the process of planning, preparing and moving from children’s health care to adult health care. Transition is a gradual process of change, which gives everyone time to ensure that young people and their families are prepared and feel ready to make the move to adult health care.

The process should start at around 13 years of age but will depend on individual circumstances.

The exact timing of transition from children’s to adolescent or adult services varies from person to person. It also depends to a certain extent on which adult services are available.

To support you through transition, we are using the Ready Steady Go transition programme.

This is a programme to help you gain the knowledge and skills to manage your condition and will also help you grow in confidence and skills to move to adult services.

Ask your team about the Ready Steady Go programme. Contact Us:


Have you heard of the SEND Local Offer?


Ready Steady Go: Supporting transition to adult care from Wessex AHSN Limited on Vimeo.




Transition: Moving into adult care
Transition of Children to Adult Services Policy




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