Person Centred Planning for Looked After Children

All person centred planning tools and processes are driven by a commitment to achieve inclusive outcomes for the person whose plan it is, and the young people involved are always present throughout their planning session. The focus of all person centred approaches is the whole person irrespective of the label they carry. Two people, a process facilitator and a graphic facilitator, typically facilitate plans. 

Course Category

  • Person Centred Planning 
  • Inclusion 
  • Strategic Work 
  • Visioning and Problem Solving 

Description

We have been developing a new person centred way of approaching Personal Education Plan Meetings with children in care. In this course we show how a person centred approach to planning can bring PEP meetings to new life and engagement! Person centred planning is a way of expressing a set of inclusive values through a unique range of tools and techniques. The most commonly used person centred tools – MAPS and PATH – create a hands-on demonstration of these values in action. 

All person centred planning tools and processes are driven by a commitment to achieve inclusive outcomes for the person whose plan it is, and the young people involved are always present throughout their planning session. The focus of all person centred approaches is the whole person irrespective of the label they carry. Two people, a process facilitator and a graphic facilitator, typically facilitate plans. The role of the support service staff in this work is as a facilitator not as an expert participant, problem solver, assessor or provider of consultation. MAPS and PATH are especially effective tools in planning transitions and annual review processes for young people with additional support needs and for through-care planning for young people who are looked after or accommodated. Over time person centred working will reveal areas of unmet need in current provision and thereby inform the ongoing strategic planning within any particular region. 

 

Learning Objectives

  1. To explore the values underpinning person centred working 
  2. To show how person centred planning naturally captures LA young people’s strengths and capacities 
  3. A demonstration of how person centred planning encourages meaningful consultation and participation with LAC 
  4. To show how Person Centred Planning leads to the building of stronger PEPs 
  5. To indicate how person centred planning can promote multi-agency teamwork and shared responsibilities 
  6. To increase understanding the how of process and graphic facilitation in person centred work. 

Who Is It For?

  • Designated Teachers and School Staff 
  • Education Services 
  • Social Care Staff 
  • Health Professionals 
  • Transition Coordinators 
  • Family Support Workers 
  • Link Workers 
  • Carers 

Course Content

  • An introduction to  person-centred planning tools for use with LAC 
  • PATH/PEP live demonstrations in action followed by real time coaching of facilitation skills. 
  • Over 2 days skills of process and graphic facilitation are explored 
  • Stories of this work shared 
  •  Best delivered over 2 days. 

 

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