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RPU 216 March 2019

The articles this month focus on transitions from child to adult services, and transitional safeguarding.

The transition for young people from child to adult services can be a challenge, particularly with regard to mental health services. Three of this month’s articles explore this transition, while the fourth paper explores contextual safeguarding within the context of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

The first paper by Signorini et al presents findings from an online survey completed by mental health experts in 28 EU countries. The authors compare findings across countries and highlight key areas to improve practice.

Newlove-Delgado et al’s article explores the experiences of young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in transition from child to adult services, and discusses four key themes around this.

The paper by Wilson et al discusses findings following the redesign of Norfolk Youth Service to address the barriers faced by young people with complex mental health needs transitioning to adult services. The redesign project incorporated collaboration with young people, and had a dedicated multi-professional team.

The final paper draws on the evidence around CSE, trafficking and violence to consider how young people’s developing sexualities are influenced by social and cultural contexts outside the family. And discusses the value of using a contextual safeguarding framework within the context of CSE.

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