What does it mean? – T


This page is part of our handy list of definitions and explanations of some of the terms that you might have come across but didn’t know what they meant. If you think we’ve missed something, let us know, and we’ll look at added it to the list. 

These are the entries for T. You can see other entries by clicking the letters below.




Child trafficking is child abuse. Children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold. Children are trafficked for sexual abuse, benefit fraud, forced marriage, domestic servitude such as cleaning, childcare, cooking, forced labour in factories or agriculture, criminal activity such as pickpocketing, begging, transporting drugs, working on cannabis farms, selling pirated DVDs, bag theft. Many children are trafficked into the UK from abroad, but children can also be trafficked from one part of the UK to another. If you have any worries call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

Transitions/Transition Planning

This is plan which is made for people over 14 who have a disability or a special educational need. It says what Devon County Council will do to support the transition from the end of the person’s education into the next phase of their life.

Twin Tracking

This is when a social worker is assessing whether you’re able to return home at the same time as looking for a long term foster placement or adoptive parents for you. It’s to make sure that there’s no long delay.