Following the Death of Ms A: A Local Authority Response to Transitional Safeguarding

Wallace, Martin and Cocker, Christine (2021) Following the Death of Ms A: A Local Authority Response to Transitional Safeguarding. Practice. ISSN 0950-3153

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This article discusses work done over several years in the London Borough of Havering (LBH) to develop and strengthen services for young people transitioning from Children’s Services to adulthood, care-experienced young people in particular. The impetus for this development work was a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) published in 2017 concerning a care-experienced young adult, Ms A, who was receiving Leaving Care services at the time of her death at the age of 20. Following a successful funding bid to the Department for Education, LBH made significant investment in transitions services, co-producing these with young adults themselves in conjunction with a work-support mental health charity MAC-UK. This work resulted in the creation of: The Cocoon, a new ‘one-stop shop’ onsite multi-agency service provision; and the Transitions Panel, a new multi-agency planning forum. This article describes the development of The Cocoon and the Transitions Panel, and summarises the impact of these developments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2021 01:02
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 00:41
DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2021.1976130

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