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Person Centred Practice: Developing Outcomes and Using the Support Sequence

Event/course Code EDU 22/041
Event/course type Training course / Workshop
Event Introduction Excellent Personalised Support Planning results in clear person centred outcomes for children and young people and identifies creative ways to deliver them.

This programme consists of 4 x 2.5 sessions and will provide an introduction to person-centred approaches for children and young people receiving SEN Support and those with EHCP’s within the context of the Children and Families Act. How participants can contribute as a practitioner to person-centred planning and how to use tools and conversations to find out what is important to (and for) children/young people and what best support looks like.

Designed to support developing clear, specific outcomes and helping participants look at creative ways to achieve the outcome – that includes technology and community. It enables everyone involved in supporting children and young people to be able to understand and develop well-formed measurable person centred outcomes and explore a range of ways that these can be achieved via The Support Sequence. The programme delivers practical training and an introduction to tools and practices to achieve this.

The workshops are delivered on Zoom and the sessions are interactive, they will include the use of the chat function and breakout rooms with group conversation. The session is best accessed via an individual (one person per device) desktop PC or a laptop but a tablet or smartphone can also be used. Joining links will be emailed 24 hours prior to the start of the session.
Event Content This programme is aimed at anyone involved in supporting children and young people to understand and develop well-formed outcomes and explore a range of ways that these can be achieved through a process called The Support Sequence. The Support Sequence helps the child or young person and the people supporting them to think about different ways to arrange the support they need or make changes in their life. This includes what the child or young person can do themselves, using technology, aids and adaptations, support from family and friends, being part of what is happening in the community, as well as services and settings and paid support.

The programme will be delivered by Emily McArdle and Ben Rosamond, Associates with Helen Sanderson Associates.

This short film introduces the resources that will be shared during the programme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7fRL_-EFFw&t=3s

Helen Sanderson Associates have over a decade of experience in supporting people to use person centred practices and to co-design and write clear and meaningful person centred outcomes. This included writing guidance for the Department of Health, and the Department of Education related to planning and delivering outcomes and person-centred change. Over the last four years we have been putting this into practice through Wellbeing Teams.
Event Learning Outcomes What you will be able to do as a result of the programme:

• Understand what person centred information is required to develop and write effective person centred outcomes, ways to prepare this information with the child or young person and the people who know them best ensuring it is good quality.
• Be equipped with a robust step by step process to develop, write and check you have clear, person centred outcomes that are measurable and move the child or young person closer to a future they want.
• Learn how to use The Support Sequence, a seven stage process to enable you to think creatively and explore different ways to deliver outcomes, ensuring the child or young person can use their strengths and capacities and what’s available to them to work towards their outcomes.
• Be able to use a range of resources, including checklists for practitioners and team leaders to quality check and review outcomes and the plans that have been developed
Trainers Emily Mcardle
Course categories SEND, Inclusion and Behaviour
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19+ yrs No 
Event/course administrator Workforce Development (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 3 May 202209:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
Session 2Tuesday 10 May 202209:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
Session 3Tuesday 17 May 202209:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
Session 4Wednesday 18 May 202209:30 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A