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Making the Transition – Addressing the lifespan needs of young people with learning disabilities

Thursday 12th November 2015 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

Presentations from the day...

In Pursuit of Positive Practice: Family Centred Delivery & Transitions
Safety Net Youth 2013 What we think about growing up and Transition
Policy updates and reflections on its implementation: Where are we at regarding children, young people with LD and their families
Setting the Scene
Uses and Misuses of Residential Schools: Implication for Transition Planning and Transitions
Building & Maintaining Community Services
Person-centred service and system planning in action - The Salford experience
Policy and Key Issues in its Implementation Relating to Adults with ID

This joint CPD event is informed by discussions between the Faculties for People with Intellectual Disabilities and for Children & Young People’s regarding areas of common concern, not least recognition of limited progress in the post-Winterbourne View/Transforming Care landscape.

The event provides an opportunity to share knowledge, good practice and action plans to inspire and enhance the contribution of psychologists. It will focus on common themes relating to Transitions and Challenging Behaviour.

The day will provide

  • an opportunity for clinical psychologists from child, young people and adult LD services to come together
  • relevant practice and policy updates across the lifespan
  • working groups to identify actions for service improvement and impact across children and young people's and adult services

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To understand latest policy regarding transition from child to adult services
  • To understand how to translate this policy into good practice
  • To learn ways of addressing key challenges during the transition period
  • To learn about best practice in working with children and adults with LD whose behaviour challenges services
  • To develop working relationships across both faculties to achieve closer collaboration

This event is primarily for clinical psychologists who work with children or adults with learning disabilities, as well as assistants and trainees. Many of the topics and concerns addressed are of relevance to other professional groups who work with children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. However, the focus is predominantly on the role of clinical psychologists.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505.


Thursday 12th November 2015

10:00Welcome by the Organisers Rowena Rossiter (LD network of the CYPF Faculty) and Katrina Scior & Roman Raczka (Faculty for PwID)
10:15Setting the Scene: Key challenges in the transition from child to adult services Prof. Eric Emerson, Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University & Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney
10:40Uses and abuses of residential schools-implications for transition planning and transitions Nick Gore, Tizard Centre, University of Kent
11:05Person centred service and system planning in action – the Salford experience Jill McGarry, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Dave Williams, Clinical Nurse Specialist
11:30What do young self-advocates people have to say about transition Safety Net Youth
11:55Discussion groups: themes in transition, getting it right for more people – what do we need to do?
14:00Post Winterbourne View/Transforming Care positive practice illustrations and policy updates across the lifespan, especially for individuals who display behaviour described as “challenging”
14:25Positive Practice Illustrations: Providing intensive support to children, young people and their families Rosey Singh & Sarah Wedge, tbc, Family Intensive Support Service (FISS), Sussex
14:45Adults- Building and maintaining community services and "repatriation" Dr Jill McGarry & Dave Williams, Clinical Nurse Specialist
15:05An update on Policy and its Implementation: Where are we at regarding children, young people with LD and their families, Heather Armstrong, Chair of the CYPF Faculty LD Network
15:25Policy and key issues in its implementation relating to adults with ID Julian Morris, Chair of the Faculty for People with ID
15:45Working groups re common themes, working together to improve practice


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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