The Principles of Good Transitions 3 provides a framework to inform, structure and encourage the continual improvement of support for young people with additional needs between the ages of 14 and 25 who are making the transition to young adult life.


Principles of Good Transitions 3 is divided into 8 parts and the Autism Supplement. In addition to the introduction, each part addresses one of the seven principles of good transitions.


You can download the entire document or each section individually via the links below.




Principle 1. Planning and decision making should be carried out in a person-centred way


Principle 2. Support should be co-ordinated across all services


Principle 3. Planning should start early and continue up to age 25


Principle 4. Young people should get the support they need


Principle 5. Young people, parents and carers must have access to the information they need


Principle 6. Families and carers need support


Principle 7. A continued focus on transitions across Scotland


The Autism Supplement


Publication costs for Principles of Good Transitions 3 have been paid for by ARC Scotland Training


Photography on this website and in Principles of Good Transitions 3 by Mairéad Keating