NICE Quality Standard for Transition from Children's to Adult's Services
Following the publication of guidance on transition from children's to adults services, NICE have released related a quality standard. This quality standard covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children's health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults' services. It includes young people:
- with mental health problems
- with disabilities
- with long-term, life-limiting or complex needs
- in secure settings
- under the care of local authorities
For some young people (for example, those receiving palliative care or those with a condition where improvement has occurred), it may not be appropriate to make the transition to adults' services and this quality standard would not apply.
The quality standard can be found here.