Standard 40 / after

My plans for moving on meet all my needs. They involve everyone who has responsibility to care for and support me.

I have a plan for moving on — I am going to a placement that is perfect for my needs.

Why this standard matters to young people, in their words

Additional information about this standard

Illustrative links to the Health and Social Care Standards

The Pathway and Standards complement, align with, provide further context, and give unique voice to the Health and Social Care Standards. Both sets of standards apply for all children in, or on the edges of, secure care, with this section providing illustrative links between this standard and the Health and Social Care Standards.
  • 1.15 My personal plan (sometimes referred to as a care plan) is right for me because it sets out how my needs will be met, as well as my wishes and choices.
  • 1.16 As a child or young person needing permanent alternative care, I experience this without unnecessary delay.
  • 1.18 I have time and any necessary assistance to understand the planned care, support, therapy or intervention I will receive, including any costs, before deciding what is right for me.
  • 1.20 I am in the right place to experience the care and support I need and want.
  • 1.25 I can choose to have an active life and participate in a range of recreational, social, creative, physical and learning activities every day, both indoors and outdoors.
  • 1.27 I am supported to achieve my potential in education and employment if this is right for me.
  • 1.28 I am supported to make informed lifestyle choices affecting my health and wellbeing, and I am helped to use relevant screening and healthcare services.
  • 1.29 I am supported to be emotionally resilient, have a strong sense of my own identity and wellbeing, and address any experiences of trauma or neglect.
  • 2.1 I can control my own care and support if this is what I want.
  • 2.2 I am empowered and enabled to be as independent and as in control of my life as I want and can be.
  • 2.3 I am supported to understand and uphold my rights.
  • 2.4 I am supported to use independent advocacy if I want or need this.
  • 2.5 If I need help managing my money and personal affairs, I am able to have as much control as possible and my interests are safeguarded.
  • 2.6 I am as involved as I can be in agreeing and reviewing any restrictions to my independence, control and choice.
  • 2.11 My views will always be sought and my choices respected, including when I have reduced capacity to fully make my own decisions.
  • 2.13 If a decision is taken against my wishes, I am supported to understand why.
  • 4.5 If possible, I can visit services and meet the people who would provide my care and support before deciding if it is right for me.
  • 4.12 I receive proper notice and I am involved in finding an alternative if the service I use plans to close or can no longer meet my needs and wishes.
  • 4.13 I have enough time and support to plan any move to a new service.

Illustrative links to How Good is Our School? quality indicators

The Pathway and Standards complement, the How Good is Our School? quality indicators, with this section providing illustrative links between this standard and the quality indicators.
  • 2.6 Transitions