using person centred planning and approaches with children and their families
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using person centred planning and approaches with children and their families

Helen Sanderson , Helen Sanderson Associates, Stockport
Clive Acraman Programme Manager, Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Primary Care Trust, Sure Start Waterbridge, Lancashire
Alison Short , Helen Sanderson Associates

Helen Sanderson and colleagues explore the repertoire of person centred approaches that focus on everyone in the person’s family. They begin the article with a quote from some parents whose son benefited from recent innovations in the field

‘I thought I knew my son so well until we started planning with John. This changed our whole way of thinking about what John was capable of doing now and in his future. He no longer is going to a day centre, which we found out was making him very anxious and upset. He now is getting support from home to go and do the things he enjoys and with the people he enjoys doing things with. We recognised that John needs to establish relationships with people he shares interests with rather than it being just based on family relationships and support workers. We are starting to look into expanding John’s social networks and giving him more opportunities to experience different things. We learn something every time John experiences something new and then we build on this.’

Learning Disability Practice. 7, 10,16-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2004.12.7.10.16.c1552

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