Sefton's Transition Service


Sefton Transition Co-ordinators

  • Sefton has two transitions co-ordinators who work with young disabled people from the age of 14- 25 years old. The co-ordinators are employed by adult social care to facilitate the smooth transition of young people with care and support needs from Children’s Services to Adult Services. The co-ordinators provide support, advice and guidance to young people and their families/carers throughout all parts of the process of transitioning to the adult world. The co-ordinators will provide a person-centred approach when working with young people to create a transition that is clear to all involved and represents the views, opinions and choices of the individual.


  • The co-ordinators attend EHCP reviews and planning meetings for young people in Special Schools and Colleges from year 9 onwards, and ensure that Adult Services are aware of any young people who may require a Care Act assessment (including those who aren’t currently open to Children’s Services). The co-ordinators predominantly work with those young people who will require specialist care services into adulthood. Young People with EHCPs in mainstream schools, and more able students in specialist provision, will mainly be supported through transition by schools/colleges, SEN team and Career Connect advisers. The co-ordinators are available in an advisory capacity for these young people. They will advise about potential eligibility for adult social care services (and can signpost to alternative options where appropriate). They are available to explain what is happening at each point of the transition process. They have good knowledge and working relationships with many adult agencies and can provide individuals with information about the opportunities and pathways that are available to them.


  • The transition co-ordinators host an annual Moving On event. This event is an opportunity for young people, parents and carers to come along and find out about future options that are available for them. A wide range of providers attend from Colleges and Further Education, Social Care, Health and Advisory Services.

How do I contact Sefton’s Transition Co-ordinators?

Due to agile working the best way to contact us is via email.

Andrew Gladwinfield


Laura Mepham

0151 934 3887

Transition from Childhood to Adulthood Protocols May 2020

Click here to view the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood Protocols May 2020.

Last Updated

Last updated: 21/12/2023

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