This resource is a one-stop-shop in response to a request from the attendees to the Transitional Safeguarding webinars run by Partners in Care and Health (PCH). It has been developed by the Transitional Safeguarding Reference Group, hosted by PCH.
The reference group was set up after the launch of the Chief Social Worker’s briefing on this topic, which includes herself, and senior leaders from Research in Practice, British Association of Social Workers, NWG, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services safeguarding policy group, Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) Chairs, academics, etc. with associated colleagues informed of relevant activities who provide links to relevant networks and sectors.
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Animation from Research in Practice (2023)
This short animation explains what Transitional Safeguarding is about.
Introduction to Transitional Safeguarding with Dez Holmes (Research in Practice in partnership with Camden, 2022)
This digital briefing is for those working with adolescents (10-24 years old). The film describes what Transitional Safeguarding is, why it is essential to develop and embed it, in order to safeguard young people into adulthood.
Risks, Resilience and Relationships: Safeguarding adolescents into adulthood with Dez Holmes (Research in Practice, 2020)
This video from Dez Holmes, Director at Research in Practice looks at supporting young people to transition to adulthood and safeguarding them from harm and exploitation.
Beverley Tarka and Ann Graham from Haringey Local Authority (Research in Practice and Haringey, 2022)
A conversation between the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Adult Social Services about joint leadership, working together and Transitional Safeguarding.
Transitional safeguarding and the role of health (NWG, 2022)
Mind the Gap: Transitional Safeguarding – adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing (2018) Dez Holmes & E. Smale
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.
NB: there is a free online learning package for Research in Practice members
Bridging the Gap – Transitional Safeguarding and the role of social work with adults (June 2021) Chief Social Worker for Adults/Department of Health and Social Care
This is a knowledge briefing from the Chief Social Worker (Adults) aimed at all those committed to ensuring high quality social work with young adults, from practitioners and people receiving support through to strategic leaders across local safeguarding partnerships. It draws on evidence from research and knowledge from local areas to describe 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.
Transitional Safeguarding Blog – National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum
Transitional Safeguarding in Health ‘padlet’
This webpage is targeted at people working in health to provide accessible information, links, resources etc. and is available for anyone to access.
Safeguarding during adolescence– the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding, Complex Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding 2019
Transitional Safeguarding: Academic insight, HMP Inspectorate of Probation (March 2022)
Academic insight paper aimed at professionals and policy makers working within the youth and criminal justice systems.
Practice: Social Work in action (2022) Special Issue on Transitional Safeguarding Vol 34, Issue 1 Eds. Christine Cocker & Adi Cooper
This special issue contains articles on the ‘Case for Change’ by Dez Holmes, and several local case studies.
Holmes, D. (ed) (2022) Safeguarding Young People: Risk, Rights, Resilience and Relationships. London, Jessica Kingsley Publishing
Contributions to this edited book explore the complexity of contemporary adolescent safeguarding and offer a critical perspective on current practice. It considers theory and innovative practice to make the case for a person-centred, evidence-informed and rights-based approach to safeguarding young people.
Cocker, C., Cooper, A., and Holmes, D. (2022) Bridging the Gap between Children’s and Adults’ Safeguarding Responses’ om Holmes, D. ed, Safeguarding Young People: Risk, Rights, Resilience and Relationships, Jessica Kingsley Publications
This book chapter argues for a transformational approach to safeguarding adolescents and makes the case for Transitional Safeguarding.
Cocker, C., Cooper, A., and Holmes, D. (2021) Transitional Safeguarding: Transforming how adolescents and young adults are safeguarded. British Journal of Social Work 52 (3) pp.1287-1306
This article summarises findings from four national workshops with participants from both children and adults social services regarding enablers and barriers to taking forwards a Transitional Safeguarding approach to working with young people.
Cocker, C., Cooper, A, Holmes D, and Bateman F. (2021) Transitional Safeguarding: Presenting the case for developing Making Safeguarding Personal for Young People in England. Journal of Adult Protection 23 (3) pp.144-57
This article sets out the similarities and differences between the legal frameworks for safeguarding adults and children and presents the case for developing a Transitional Safeguarding approach that better meets their developmental needs and reflect the harms they face.
Learning from Safeguarding adult reviews about transitional safeguarding: building an evidence base
Journal of Adult Protection, 24(2), 90-101.
This article sets out the evidence base to date on Transitional Safeguarding to support authors of Safeguarding Adults Reviews where Transitional Safeguarding is a theme.
Preparing for adulthood: The role of social workers, 2019, SCIE
This resource supports social workers in supporting young people in transition from children’s services to adulthood.
NICE guidance Transition from Children’s to Adults Services (2016)
This guidance covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children’s to adult’s services. It aims to help young people and their carers have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out. It covers both health and social care.
Transitional Safeguarding - Norfolk Safeguarding Adults board (7-minute briefing)
Northumberland Transitions safeguarding protocol (2021)
The aim of the aim of the protocol is to promote robust transitional arrangements and ensure effective and timely referrals between Children’s and Adult Services in Northumberland. It recognises that harm is likely to continue post 18, and that abusers target vulnerability irrespective of age.
Transitional Safeguarding in Brent – a Scrutiny Committee task group report
The Transitional Safeguarding Task Group was set up to review the development of transitional safeguarding in Brent and a task group report was written to review arrangements at an early stage.
A chapter on missing from home, school and care policy – includes brief section regarding care leavers (page 17).
Risk management pathway – to enhance the support to care leavers who are missing / risk of / are being exploited.
A seven minute briefing on the Safeguarding Adult Review, Madeleine
Care and Health Improvement Partnership and Partners in Care and Health past LGA events presentation page (for other resources from Webinars on safeguarding adults)
Making Safeguarding Personal (2019)
The presentations illustrate:
- how work on Transitional Safeguarding is being taken forwards in local areas
- what is being achieved and hoped to be achieve
- to support improvement in the ways in which young people are safeguarded.