Person centred planning

Schools, education and learning


Person centred planning puts you (the child or young person) at the centre of your own future

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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. This could be someone that comes into school to support you or agencies that help and support you and your family outside of school. They will aim to:

  • Help you to think about what you want now and in the future
  • Get people who support you to work together
  • Listen to you about what you want for your life when you leave school

Or vision is that all children and young people with special educational needs or a disability are able to take ownership of their own learning and future needs by being involved. You should  take part in your reviews through a person centred approach.

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How can my child and I 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.

For more information download the Family Footings Presentation.

For more information download 'Preparing Families for Person Centred Review Meetings with Schools in London'.

Person centred review Click to get info

In a person centred review we will:

  • Listen to your child’s views and wishes
  • Help them to think about how they can progress at school
  • Get the best help from everyone who knows your child for example you, the school and other professionals
  • Set realistic and achievable goals for your child’s future

For more information download Information for Parents about Person Centred Planning booklet.

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Person centred review resources for children and young peoples views

Examples of person centred reviews

Person centred resources for schools

Peoples' views of person centred reviews

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

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Person Centred Planning Support Services

Family Footings

Yvonne Linton

Telephone:  07557435918

Transition Team at the Limes
6 Somers Road
Walthamstow, E17 6RX

Telephone: 020 8509 8985

Learning Disability Experience (Formerly Waltham Forest Mencap) 
1a Matlock Road
Leyton E10 6BN

Telephone: 020 3233 0850