The Innovate Project explain Transitional Safeguarding as a concept which aims to stimulate evidence-informed multi-agency local safeguarding systems change across services for children’s and adults’ safeguarding.
Transitional Safeguarding is informed by the distinctive developmental needs of adolescents transitioning into young adulthood and considers the connected nature of harm and its impact for individuals, services and society.
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Aimed at all those committed to ensuring high quality social work with young adults, the below report explains what transitional safeguarding is, why it is needed and how the contribution of adult social work is key to developing and embedding a more transitional approach to safeguarding young people into adulthood.Read the report
This briefing makes the case for ensuring a transitional approach to safeguarding adolescents and young children is made more effective, and proposes key considerations for innovation.
It explores how a transitional approach to safeguarding could be developed; an approach to safeguarding adolescents and young adults fluidly across developmental stages which builds on the best available evidence, learns from both children’s and adult safeguarding practice and which prepares young people for their adult lives.Read the briefing
The charities Missing People and NWG Network are collaborating, alongside the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), to better understand what happens for children and young people who are regularly going missing as they transition to adulthood. We know going missing can be a warning sign of serious harms including exploitation, mental health issues and abuse. We also know that Looked After Children are reported missing significantly more than others, and that some will go missing repeatedly. Turning 18 doesn’t necessarily change the challenges or harms that young people are experiencing, however, sometimes it can be a cliff-edge in terms of the help available. The response for missing adults is quite different than that for children: police actions are more limited, less support is in place, and young adults may be in contact with different services than they were as children.