What is transition?

·        Transition covers the period in time when a disabled child is approaching their 18th birthday and moving into Adult Services.

·        The Care Act (2014) places a duty on Local Councils to ‘Carry out assessments on children receiving care services who are approaching their 18th birthday ‘– known as a Child’s Needs Assessment (CAN) in transition.

Depending on the complexity of needs and services involved the child’s assessment can commence from when they are 14 years old.

·        Parent Carers are also entitled to have a Parent Carer Assessment even if their child does not receive any care and support services from their Local Council.

·        Derbyshire Carers Association can offer you Parent Carer support , information and Carers Assessment once your child is 17 years old or over - to access this please register with us via the website.


Click on link for Derbyshire County Council’s Local Area offer for more information about the transition process locally and support 


Click on the link for Derbyshire’s Local Offer for information on SEND services and support in the area


Please click on link for list of Parent Carer support organisations both in County and City area who may also be able to offer support


Click on the link for local health and wellbeing resources



Carers Emergency Card

The Derbyshire Carers Emergency Card Scheme is a way of letting emergency services know you are a carer and that someone relies on you for support.

 Anyone who provides essential support can obtain a carers emergency card, regardless of the amount of support they provide.

 As part of the card application you will be asked to make contingency plans for the person you care for.

 This information will be kept on the Derbyshire County Council (DCC) database so professionals can access it and quickly help to arrange alternative support if required.




Click on link for grants for yourself as a Carer and your disabled child 






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