Professional Zone

Transition planning: The rights of disabled young people and how to advocate for them

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Free specialist training on advocacy with disabled young people

At Coram Voice, we know that the transition from children’s to adult’s social care can be a challenging time for young people with disabilities. That’s why we have developed this one day training course for advocates and other professionals who are supporting disabled young people through the transition planning process.

To assist colleagues  across the sector, we are offering free spaces on this course: The day will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges disabled young people may face at times of transition, and how we can support them to make this process smoother, by ensuring that their rights are upheld.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain what is meant by transition for young people with disabilities, and the common issues and barriers they face at times of transition
  • Identify the factors that promote a positive/smooth transition
  • List the  different legislation which relates to various aspects of transition, and know how this underpins young people’s rights
  • Describe how as advocates we can support young people with disabilities at times of transition

Who this course is for:
The course is designed for those undertaking advocacy on behalf of disabled children who are making the transition from children’s to adult’s social care/leaving care services. The course focuses specifically on the complex issues associated with transition within social care, and the content may be challenging for those with no experience of Non Instructed Advocacy or transition issues. If you would like to discuss the course content/suitability further, you are welcome to contact us.  

Please note: this is not a general introduction to working with young people with disabilities and this is not an introduction to Non Instructed Advocacy, which is covered in a separate course.

    Emma Robinson, Specialist Advocate for Children and Young People with Disabilities

    Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 10:00 - 16:00.   

    Coram Voice
    Coram Campus
    41 Brunswick Square
    London​, WC1N 1AZ

    Booking a place
    If you would like to attend, please contact us by email -

    Please note: In anticipation that this course is likely to be oversubscribed, we will initially offer one place only to each external organisation applying.

    Teas and coffees available during the training but lunch is not provided