A Case Study of the Conditions Leading to Safe Transition: Bridges Safehouse

Better Care Network and Kinnected

This case study highlights some of the prerequisites for the starting point of a successful transition from residential care to a non-residential model, many of which are often overlooked or underestimated. The combination of the appointment of a director and principal donor with relevant professional backgrounds, their immersion in the communities they served, the existence of a well-established reintegration program long before full transition was even on their radar, and the absence of motivations that superseded the best interests of children all contributed to a situation that mitigated the common risks frequently observed in transitions.

The case study is organized around the various stages of transition and explores some of the key themes outlined in the Transitioning Models of Care Assessment Tool. It also features a timeline that provides a visual representation of the key milestones and duration of each of the stages.