Improving transitions to adulthood [Podcast] EP39

Emma Congreve, Robert Watts, Scott Richardson-Read, Scottish Transitions Forum (Photographer)

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For young people with a learning disability or other additional support needs, transitioning from the education system to adulthood is a crucial stage of life. But the support they receive often falls short of enabling them to meet their aspirations. In this podcast, we ask Scott Richardson-Read, of ARC Scotland, and 5 young people who have recently gone through the transitions process, how the system could be improved in Scotland.

(00:50) What is ARC Scotland and what are “transitions to adulthood”?
(04:04) Why is transition planning so important?
(05:36) What does good transition planning look like?
(10:52) Kieran, Laura, Claire, Rameez and Ryan talk about their experiences of transitioning to adulthood.
(20:25) Kieran and Laura tell us about their work with ARC Scotland.
(22:00) If you could put forward one change to improve transitions, what would it be?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size26.7 MB
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021


  • transitions to adulthood
  • learning disability
  • young people
  • additional support needs
  • ARC Scotland
  • transition planning
  • experiences of transitioning
  • improve transitions


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