Guide to Supporting Staff Working with Young People

Written by Preparing for AdulthoodDate 28 Feb 2015

This guide by Preparing for Adulthood in partnership with Skills for Care and Skills for Health is aimed at employers and staff within education services, social care and health services.

This guide is accompanied with 'Supporting Staff Working with Young People Moving into Adult Life: A Summary' which introduces this guide and it summarises the headline issues of things that those responsible for workforce development need to consider if local practice is to really change.

Both the Summary and this Guide have been endorsed by Skills for Care and Skills for Health. This guidance is aimed at employers and staff within education services - schools, further education colleges and local authority; social care within both children's and adult services; and health services - community, specialist, hospital and primary care. It includes interfaces to other services such as housing, transport, employment and leisure.

The guide aims to offer overarching workforce support and development guidance. This incorporates evidence and common core messages across the sectors, to help employers develop good practice over young people’s preparation for, and transition to adult life.