Transition is growing from a child into an adult between the ages of 14 – 25



 Learning Disability TeamDudley’s Children’s Disability Team (CDT)

Dudley’s Children’s Disability Team (CDT) provide support to young people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs

A team of Social Workers and Community Learning Disability Nurses work with families to assess social care needs

Useful Links


Click here to visit the Children’s Disability Team’s web page on the DMBC website

Click here to visit the children with disabilities services DMBC web page




Tel: 01384 815813 for the Duty Officer, Children’s Disability Team









Westox House, Trinity Road, Dudley, DY1 1HL



Children’s Disability Network (CDN)

The Children’s Disability Network (CDN) supports children with additional and complex health needs  and their families.



The network provides information on support services and activities in the Dudley area



Useful Links


Click here to visit the Children’s Disability Network web page on the DMBC website





Contact the Children’s Disability Network

Tel: 01384 815813









Westox House, Trinity Road, Dudley, DY1 1HL



Learning Disability TeamAdult Transition Team

If you need support as an adult a specialist transition social worker from the Complex and Inclusion team will attend your annual review meetings at school from year 9


Communication passport planThey will help you to plan for your future

You will be helped to think about what you want to do when you leave school

For example, how you want to spend your time and where you want to live




Specialist Transition Social Workers from Complex and Inclusion can be contacted on 01384 813252








Ladies Walk Centre, Ladies Walk, Sedgley, DY3 3UA



TransitionThe Transition Operational Group

The Transition Operational Group have written a plan for disabled young people in transition

It provides information for professions on the transition of young disabled people aged 14-25 years with:


Young People


Learning Disabilities and Autism



Physical Impairment


Physical Impairments


Sensory Impairment


Sensory Impairments



Physical Impairment


Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and / or Complex Health Conditions



Click here to see Transition Planning: A strategy for disabled young people - Moving from childhood into adulthood 


Young PeopleConnexions

Connexions help young people think about what they want to do when they leave school

They can support young people who have learning disabilities and autism up to their 25th birthday

Connexions work with all the services that support young people and teenagers

They can give information on post 16 options,











Work Place


Finding work (Employment)



Financial Abuse


Support around money



Dentist and Nurse







Homelessness which is not having a home 








Useful Links


Click here to visit Connexions website





Dudley Connexions can be contacted:

Telephone: 01384 811400





There is a live chat email service





Connexions Dudley, Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road

Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9LY



Working together for Change, Dudley Parent and Carer Forum

The Dudley Parent Carer Forum are a group of parent carers

They look after children and young people aged 0-25 who have disabilities and additional needs


Listen to us


They meet to share their thoughts and concerns

They empower parents and carers to have their voices heard


Dudley Council for Voluntary Services


The forum is supported by staff from Dudley CVS




The forum is endorsed by DMBC




The forum works closely with clinical commissioning group who are supporting the development of the forum



Useful Links


Click here to visit CHANGE website





Telephone: 01384 573381




ChildrenDudley SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service) formerly known as Dudley Parent Partnership Service

This service provides an impartial, confidential and free service providing information, support and advice relating to special education needs and disability health and social care

The service is available to parents, children and young people up to 25 years



Tel: 01384 236677






Address Dudley SENDIASS
Trafalgar House
47-49 King St

Useful Links



Useful LinksUseful links:




Dudley Local Offer

NATSPEC (National Association of Specialist Colleges)

Connexions Transition Guide for Parents and Carers

Preparing for adulthood

Getting a life

Preparing for adulthood (SEND reforms)

Department of health “What you need to know about SEND reforms”

CSN Policy Briefing “Implementing the 0-25 special needs system”

Young people with learning disabilities can claim benefits from the age of 16

You can get specialist help with your benefits from