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Person centred planning

Person-centred planning is a process of learning and listening, taking into account the needs, thoughts, concerns and opinions on what is important now, and for the future.

This approach aims to help children and young people to:

  • Be at the heart of the process
  • Identify the child or young person’s strengths and interests
  • Highlight the importance of their views, wishes and aspirations
  • Focus on goals they are seeking for their futures.
  • Give them better choice and control over their futures.

Take a look at the Helen Sanderson Associates website for more information and resources.

One-page profiles

A one-page profile tells teachers, social workers, health and other professionals about what your child likes and dislikes, what help they need and what is important to them.

It summarises a child or young person’s strengths, views, wishes and support needs.

The Helen Sanderson Associates website provides examples and free templates which can be downloaded.


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