Personalisation and Person Centred Practice
|The theme for this week is Personalisation and Person Centred Practice. Please post any questions and challenges, which are causing barriers to you implementing this element of the reforms. To make sure that local areas are well equipped to support families and young people we are particularly welcoming questions from professionals.
You can post questions from 12pm on Monday 3/3/14 – 5pm on Wednesday 5/3/14. Once you have posted your question we will arrange for a response to be posted to the forum by the end of the same week.
|One of the challenges is ensuring that the personalised programme for each individual young person adds up to a financially viable programme, department and/or college. How have colleges managed this within the Pathfinders?|
03/03/2014 15:46:56Elita Cozens
|Person centred planning approach is widenly spoken of but not so evident in practice. It is particularly challenging at the point of transitions planning. How have other areas approached this and what has worked well in ensuring that all educational settings adopt this principle and use it effectively? What has been the experience of colleges and FE providers within the pathfinder setting?|
| For a child wih SEN who might not get the GCSE grades - how can a person centred approach be guarenteed quickly and efficiently when the young person may not get the college place due to lack of predicted grades. The said child may have practical experience but present with a learning difficulty to achieve academic results.
For a child on the Spectrum - a number of parents are concerned about the lack of 'certainty of a place' as this is starting to stress out families now. Especially if the college placment is out of borough and there isnt a local alternative on offer to meet the young persons interests or aspirations. Thanks
05/03/2014 11:17:42Charlotte Sweeney
|What are your views on how person centred practices can help with completing and Education, Health and Care plan? Can you do a good enough job without incorporating person centred approaches? The plans can look very different from Authority to Authority and some lend themselves to including person centred practices more than others which makes it more challenging to keep the young person at the centre of the process and decision making as they move into adulthood. Thanks|
|We are posting a summary of information which links to some of the comments raised, however we will be answering each individual question more fully in our FAQ document which will be available to download from the PfA website before the end of this week.
The PfA team would like to thank everyone who posted on this week’s forum. One of the reasons we have established this forum is to share information and direct young people, families and professionals to resources that will help them to understand the changes and to get involved in the developments in local areas. If there is anything that you feel we have not covered sufficiently or you have any further questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Person-centred practice is becoming more widely understood as being a critical element of effectively planning with young people and their families. Our work has included a lot of training for local areas both in terms of plan co-ordination, facilitation, key working and strategy. The pathfinders (and now other areas) have assumed person-centred practice as the starting point for developing EHC plans and have built person-centred, outcomes focused planning into their workforce development strategies.
Person-centred practice is something that will take time to embed as it is a very different way of working. However, we know that for young people to move into adulthood with employment, good health, independence and friends, relationships and community participation, person-centred practice and planning are essential.
We would advise any parents or young people who have concerns that things are not progressing in their area or would like to find out more about how to get involved to contact their local Parent Carer Forum www.nnpcf.org.uk and/or your local Parent Partnership Service www.parentpartnership.org.uk.
For examples of good practice please see the Preparing for Adulthood website www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk and sign up for our e-bulletin www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/what-we-do/best-practice-and-information
There are further resources on personalisation and person-centred practice available here:
The Better Lives Project - www.ndti.org.uk/.../
The answers to your questions are now available here: www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/.../..._final.pdf
Thank you to everyone who asked questions.
The PfA Team
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