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Building independence through planning for transition - a new quick guide from NICE and SCIE (2017)

Transition to adults’ services can be a difficult time for young people. They need support and reassurance to help them move on to a more independent life.  Building independence through planning for transition, a new quick guide from NICE and SCIE, explains how early planning and access to the right information can help young people and their families to make the right choices. It is based on the NICE guideline and quality standard for this topic and  will be of interest to all practitioners in children’s and adults’ services who support young people at transition.

Guidance and resources from NICE and the DoH

Social care quality standards

The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) uses NICE’s methods and processes to develop social care guidance for NICE. NICE will use the guidance as a basis for its quality standards for social care.

NICE quality standards are a concise set of statements designed to drive and measure improvements in the quality of care. They are not mandatory; they are intended for use in conjunction with the frameworks and regulation already in place, providing practical support to help drive up the quality of adult and children's care.

Fantastic events from the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine!

Seen & Heard - an interactive e-learning course on how to recognise the signs of child sexual abuse or exploitation