Person Centred Planning and Support Services for Young People with Complex Needs
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.
Person Centred Planning
Visioning and Problem Solving
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.
“Thanks again for a superb day which from my perspective as Principal Educational Psychologist has been a real boost and uplifted my spirits about helping move the Educational Psychology Service forward as well as gaining greater insight and understanding of individual Educational Psychologists. Several EPs have said that they are planning to use MAPS and PATHS in their work and I will be joining them.”Dr Michael Hymans, Principal Educational Psychologist, London Borough of
- To Explore the values underpinning person centred working
- To show how person centred planning naturally captures young people’s strengths and capacities
- A demonstration of how person centred planning encourages meaningful consultation and participation with young people (particularly for those who cannot make their views known in typical ways
- To show how Person Centred Planning leads to the building of stronger parent/school partnerships
- To indicate how person centred planning can promote multi-agency teamwork and shared responsibilities
- To increase understanding the how of process and graphic facilitation in person centred work.
Who Is It For ?
- Teachers and School Staff
- Education Services
- Social Care Staff
- Health Professionals
- Transition Coordinators
- Family Support Workers
- Link Workers
- An introduction to the person centred planning tools
- PATH live demonstration in action followed by real time coaching of facilitation skills.
We would stress that this is an introductory day and that participants will be expected to make plans for their own follow up and further practice of the tools covered in the course of the day.
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