Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters: - explore transitions from a range of perspectives, discussing the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences - explore the impact of practitioner inquiry - look at examples of contemporary practice - consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues - enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility. Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood. Lyn Trodd is the Head of Partnerships and Ventures at the University of Hertfordshire.