The Transition Partnership Agreement (TPA) is a process for joint action-planning to support the transition process. This can be with parents/carers and children and young people as appropriate. It is usually transition to school, but may sometimes be transition to another setting.

The TPA is intended to support the process of ensuring that there is a cooperative and child-centred approach to meeting a child's needs. It can also form part of the evidence gathered to support a request for an Education, Health and Care assessment. It is not intended as an automatic gateway to additional funding.

The TPA is a form used to record a meeting. The success of a TPA depends on a commitment to a child and their progress, on effective communication and on positive relationships.

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