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Transitional safeguarding

This refers to the transition between childhood and adult life, where the law and support systems can change quite dramatically from when you are considered a child or young person, to when you turn 18 and are considered 'adult'.

Watch this short video to learn more Research in Practice video on transitional safeguarding

NSAB and Norfolk safeguarding Children Partnership have developed guidance on the similarities and differences between child and adult safeguarding, which you can read here:

Child and adult safeguarding guidance


NSAB have also created a 7 minute briefing about transition which you can find here:

 7 minute briefing transitional safeguarding


May 2023 - Partners in Care and Health (the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) have created a new one-stop shop of transitional safeguarding resources aimed at practitioners looking to support young people to transition into adulthood and safeguard them from harm and exploitation.

The page contains links to films and briefings from some of the leading thinkers in the field.

You can find this page here:

Transitional safeguarding resources | Local Government Association