In Nottinghamshire if your child meets one of the following criteria he/she is entitled to a Person Centred Transition Review at Year 9 (aged 14):
- has a statement of SEN
- is on the roll of a special school
- is on the roll of the Nottinghamshire Learning Centre (NLC)
- is in receipt of the High Level Needs funding allocation (HLN)
- is a Looked After Child (LAC)
- attends an independent non local authority (LA) maintained education/care setting
Person-centred planning means putting the person at the centre of planning for their lives.
A Person Centred Plan:
- shows what is important to a person now and in the future and what support they need
- helps the person to be part of a community of their choosing and helps the community to welcome them
- puts into action what a person wants for their life and keeps on listening ie. It stays ‘live’
Valuing People (2001) placed greater emphasis on promoting person-centred planning as an approach that local authority services should take to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. Following on from this; local authorities have been supported, through the National Transition Support Team, to develop links between person-centred planning and transition planning for children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
Nottinghamshire’s Multi Agency Transition Protocol [PDF 1080KB] sets out for schools and professionals:
- what should happen
- when it should happen
- who should take responsibility
- how partners should work together to ensure a seamless transition
- how feedback from disabled young people and parents/carers informs service improvement
Versions for parents and young people will be available soon.
Guidance ( Year 9 Review and Transition Planning [PDF 247KB] ) and paperwork ( Transition plan pro-forma [PDF 76KB] ) for schools and professionals is available, however this is currently being updated to reflect the person-centred approaches that are being adopted across Nottinghamshire and will made be available soon.
For further information please speak to your school SENCO (SEN Coordinator) or Connexions Advisor.