Children and young people experience a number of key transitions in their journey from childhood to adulthood. These transitions include those from pre-school to primary school; from primary to secondary school; from living in care to independent living, or transitioning from child to adult health services. For some, these transitions can be destabilising and upsetting, and can place vulnerable groups at further risk.
Planning for and providing coordinated support at key moments of transition can help ensure better outcomes, in particular for those with special needs or those who have a disability or those who have experienced care or detention. The Government is committed to bringing a stronger focus on effective transitions, particularly within the areas of education, health, child welfare and youth justice. Transformational Goal 5
"The transition from primary to post-primary school is a time of triple transition as children negotiate the move from childhood to adolescence; from one institutional context to another with different regulations, teacher demands and teacher expectations; and the journey from established social groups into new social relations.”
Supporting effective Transition p 35 BOBF