Developing outcomes and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans through person-centred practices

The training supports practitioners to develop the skills to use person-centred practices when working with children, young people and families to create EHC plans and other plans related to the new SEND reforms.

Practitioners are equipped with a robust person-centred process to monitor outcomes and keep EHC plans updated and used.

What is an EHC plan?

The Children and Families Act 2014 has replaced the current Education Statement system with new Education, Health and Care plans (EHC plans). Together, professionals and families consider what outcomes they would like to see for a child or young person. The resulting EHC plan identifies clearly what is needed to achieve those outcomes. EHC plans extend to young people up to the age of 25 so as to support young people into adulthood.

Who is this course for?

All Local Authorities have until April 2018 to transfer all existing statements to the new EHC plans, so this course is particularly suitable for managers and practitioners within local authorities as well as education and health professionals working with families and young people, who are responsible for making these transfers and developing new EHC plans.

What will it cover?

Day One:
An introduction to the eight-step process for developing person-centred outcomes, a structured process used to develop outcomes that are person-centred.
Separating what is important to someone from what is important for them and how they want to be supported, and capturing what people appreciate about the person. Recording this information in a person-centred way.
Discovering future aspirations and how person-centred approaches can help.
Where do these tools work in supporting an EHC plan?

Day Two:
Discovering what is working and not working in a situation from different perspectives, leading to action plans that make a positive difference in a person’s lives.
Investigating two tools that support prioritising and collaborative agenda setting.
Exploring what success would look like for each priority identified.
Discovering a number of tools to test outcomes to check that they are person-centred and robust.
Exploring tools that support creative ways of meeting outcomes.
Exploring how the information collected can be recorded in the EHC plan.

Day Three:
Using the person-centred review process to develop EHC plans and manage the transfer process.
Discovering how to undertake a person centred-review.
What is a person-centred review?
How can we prepare for a person-centred review?
How do we facilitate a person-centred review?
Introducing person-centred practices for informal reviewing.

Day Four:
Roles and responsibilities around reviews.
Setting up for a person-centred review.
Facilitating a person-centred review.
Reflections on the process.
Implementing the learning using the circle of influence.

How is it delivered?

A four-day course plus e-learning. (Optional)
Days 1 and 2 are separated by 2-3 weeks, and days 3 and 4 follow 3-4 weeks after this and run concurrently.

Contact for further information.

For more information regarding delivery and costs of this course internationally, please send an email to one of the following addresses:

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