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One Page Profiles – Useful InformationThe purpose of a one-page profile and a person-centred description is to provide a short summary ofperson-centred information. This helps people in the child or young person's life to use to either get toknow them quickly, or ensure that they are providing consistent support in the way that the child or youngperson wants
One page profiles are not just for EHC Plans but can be used for any child or young person where you needto get basic information across quickly in writing to: Support staff in schools Dinner/lunchtime staff Playgroup staff Other parents if your child is attending or left at a party/creche Appropriate professionalsIt can also save you 'repeating' yourself to professionals in meetings etc
Good Practice for One Page ProfilesWhat people appreciate about me / What people like and admire about meName, age and photo – let them choose a favourite photo
Like and Admire - admire is what somebody thinks is good about your child or young person
This section is the positive things and talents that they have. It does not include what they have done ortheir rewards. Make sure you use strong, positive statements, and not ‘usually’ or ‘sometimes’
It could include:Loving, sensitive and caring or brave and determinedAlways wants to do his/her best and never gives upHe/She works really hard and wants to learnWhat do they do best? It could be a beautiful smile, tells jokes or makes a lovely cup of teaWhat is important to meThis is a bullet list of what really matters to your child or young person. This is from their point of view,even if others do not agree. It should be detailed and specific to them
This section needs to have enough information. This is so that someone who does not know your child oryoung person can understand who they are. It is not just a list of what they like and do not like. It is aboutwhat and who is most important to them. This could include:Who are the important people are in their life? When and how you spend time together
What they like doing and anything that is of interest to them
Information about how they live their life
How to support meList a few things that help support your child or young person
It can include physical objects such as a special knife and fork or drinking cup, coloured paper or PEC cards
Do they have any special clothes, toys or gadgets they like to use?It can be emotional such as specific words, timings and contact. What support could be offered if theywere feeling anxious? Do they prefer not to be touched ie shaking hands or hugs?Think about a good day and a bad day
The most common errors in one-page profiles and person-centred descriptions are: Assuming that if it is important to others in the person's life (for example, staff or families), it must be important to the person. Among the worst examples was a plan that said that implementing a restrictive behaviour programme (that the person clearly hated) was important to the person
Describing what is important to the person in brief, telegraphic phrases that give an idea of what is important, but are easily subject to misinterpretation by the reader. A common example is to have the single word 'privacy' listed, without saying more about what privacy means to the person. Since, in the absence of other information, people operate out of their own experiences and perceptions, privacy will be interpreted as meaning what it means to the reader and this is likely to be different from what it means to the individual
Avoid the word ‘regular’ – does that mean daily, weekly or yearly? Be specific about who you mean - spending time with family should be; 'I play football every Sunday afternoon in the park with my Dad'
Blank copies of One Page Profiles are available to download from the Bexley Voice website
https://www.bexleyvoice.org.uk/one-page-profiles.htmlVisit the Helen Sanderson website for more detailed information and a video on how to create a one pageprofile for your child or young person
http://www.helensandersonassociates.co.uk/person-centred-practice/one-page-profiles-2/Thank you to 'Together All Are Able' and Helen Sanderson Associates for their information
The purpose of a one-page profile and a person-centred description is to provide a short summary of people operate out of their own experiences and perceptions, privacy Visit the Helen …
The purpose of a one-page profile and a person-centred description is to provide a short summary of person-centred information. This helps people in the child or young person's life to use to either get to know them quickly, or ensure that they are providing consistent support in the way that the child or young person wants.
Research has shown that people often start to skim read a paper after just one page, so providing some important insights into your child’s individual needs and personality on one page is a great way to keep people engaged. What goes into a One Page Profile? What do people like and admire about your child?
Among the worst examples was a one page profile that said that implementing a restrictive behavior support plan (that the person clearly hated) was important to the person. Describing what is important to the person in short, cryptic phrases that give an idea of what’s important, but are easily subject to misinterpretation by the reader.