Person centred planning
On this page:
- What is person centred planning?
- What is person centred planning about?
- What is happening in Waltham Forest
- People to talk to about person centred planning
- What does person centred mean?
- What is a person centred review?
- Information for parents
- Speech, language and communication needs resources
- Person Centred Reviews: Training programme
What is person centred planning?
Person Centred Planning puts you (the child or young person) at the centre of your own future planning.
All people have hopes and dreams for the future. You may have many hopes for your future and some of your hopes and dreams can be achieved on their own, but you may need the support of others for example outside agencies that come into school to support you or agencies that help and support you and your family outside of school.
What is person centred planning about?
- Helping you to think about what you want now and in the future
- Getting all the important people who support you to work together to help make things happen
- Listening to you about what you want for your life when you leave school
What is happening in Waltham Forest
Or vision is that all children and young people with special educational needs and or a disability to be able to take ownership of your own learning and future needs by being involved and take part in your reviews through person centred approaches.
People to talk to about person centred planning
Mark Jones is the lead person for Person Centred Planning for primary aged children. He is currently the Inclusion Manager for Hillyfield Academy School. Mark has been involved in supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities for many years. Mark finds his job both challenging and rewarding.
Mark considers that children should be at the centre of there own planning and that is why he has chose the lead professional for Person Centred Planning for Primary Schools. To contact Mark email him at email@example.com
Julia Ridley is the lead person for Person Centred Planning for Special Schools. She is currently Head of Post 16 at Whitefield Schools and Centre. Julia has been involved in supporting children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities for many years and currently supports young people with communication and interaction difficulties.
Julia considers that young people are at the centre of their own planning on moving onto adult life and this is why she has chosen the role of lead professional for Person Centred Planning in Special Schools. To contact Julia email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
What does person centred mean?
It means focussing on your child and how you can be involved in the process of helping the school and others support your child. It helps services understand how they can support you in the way that’s needed.
What is a person centred review?
It is all about:
- Listening to your child’s views and wishes
- Helping them to think about how they can progress at school
- Getting the best help from everyone who knows your child for example you, the school and other professionals
- Setting realistic and achievable goals for your child’s future
For more information download "Information for Parents about Person Centred Planning" booklet (1.8MB PDF file)
Information for parents
How can I and my child contribute?
The SENCO or Inclusion Manager at your child’s school will contact you to help you give your views. These can be shared at a meeting.
Person Centred Planning Support Services
For more information download the Family Footings Presentation (622KB PDF file)
For more information download 'Preparing Families for Person Centred Review Meetings with Schools in London' (40KB Word file)
Transition Team at the Limes
6 Somers Road
Walthamstow, E17 6RX
Tel 0208 509 8985
Waltham Forest Mencap
1a Matlock Road
Leyton E10 6BN
Tel 0208 988 9565
Forums for parents and carers
We will be developing forums and support for parents and information will be posted on this page shortly.
Person Centred Review Resources for children and young peoples views
- Me at school, my friends, teachers, my work (812KB PDF file)
- All about me, my review formats (327KB PDF file)
- All about me scrap book format (69KB PDF file)
- Myself this is my life poster format (130KB PDF file)
- Moving on up booklet (2MB Word file)
- Getting a life booklet (2.4MB Word file)
- Transition planning, my views (88KB PDF file)
Examples of Person Centred Reviews
Person Centred Resources for schools
- Person Centred Reviews - Guidance for schools and other services (2.4MB PDF file)
- PCP Review headings (26KB PDF file)
- Person Centred Transition Planning - Guidance for schools and other services 3.8MB PDF file)
- Person Centred Annual Review template (131KB Powerpoint file)
- Person Centred Transitional Review template (138KB Powerpoint file)
- Person Centred Review template (1MB Word file)
- Person Centred Transitional Review template (577KB Word file)
- Review invitation (24KB Word file)
- My review rule (101KB PDF file)
- Person centred Reviews( widget symbols) (62KB PDF file)
- The rules of a person centred review (widget symbols) (51KB PDF file)
Peoples views of person centred reviews
- What people have said after attending a person centred review (29KB PDF file)
- What children and young people have said about having a person centred review (34KB PDF file)
Speech, language and communication needs resources
- Resources for Supporting Students with Communication Difficulties to Prepare for their Person Centred Review (4.40MB PDF file)
- Multimedia communication passport template
Some of these documents are produced in PDF format. To view them you >may need to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Person Centred Reviews: Training programme
Last year Waltham Forest ran a training programme which was facilitated by Helen Sanderson Associates. They are the leading organisation in the field of person centred planning. They work all around the UK and support schools, local authorities and other key agencies on developing person centred planning methods, tools and resources.
The training will be facilitated by Rhian Hughes, SEN Manager, Mark Jones, PCP Lead Primary and Julia Ridley PCP Lead Special Schools. They have been working on developing person centred planning in Waltham Forest for 2 years. They have facilitated a one-day training in Waltham Forest in February 2012 which was given an excellent evaluation by all those who attended.
If you want to learn more about the work of Helen Sanderson Associates please browse their website www.helensandersonassociates.co.uk.