Stepping Up

This guide aims to ensure that all young people and their families have a positive experience of growing up and making a good transition to adult services. With young people at its centre, it provides a framework for all services and agencies to work together to support young people along their whole transition journey – as they prepare for adulthood, prepare to move on to adult services and settle into adult services.

It is based on the first Transition Care Pathway, developed by ACT in 2007, but has moved away from this original Pathway approach to focus more on enabling young people to have choice and control over their lives.

You can also download our Standards Framework resource which sets out the key standards from all four of our care pathways, including Stepping Up, for easy reference. It also includes self-assessment audit tools relating to these standards, so you and your colleagues can map how your service currently performs and think about how to develop the areas where the standards may not be fully met.