Highland Children’s Forum were commissioned by Highland Council and NHS Highland to consult with children and young people in Highland with additional support needs about their experiences of transitions planning for moving on from secondary school.
The consultation forms part of the review of the Highland Transitions Protocol ‘Getting it Right in Transitions Lifelong’ and will inform the continued professional development of staff who play a key role in the transitions process. The consultation was undertaken by Highland Children’s Forum Consultation Lead for Children and Young People between February and June 2016. 63 young people took part in the
consultation and 4 parent-carers of young people with more complex needs. Consultation methods included both quantitative and qualitative methods and a person-centred approach
was used throughout.