Person centred practice and one page profiles

Person Centred Practice

A person centred approach places the child or young person  alongside their family at the centre of the process.  Person-centred practices are used in teams and organisations to ensure that we focus on what matters to the people we support, their family and pay attention to how to support staff as well. By working in this way we can make that people are truly listened to and are kept at the heart of all decision-making; how a service is commissioned, provided and organised.

One Page Profile

To support someone well you must first get to know the person, what people appreciate about them, what is important to them and how they would like to be supported. The simple way that a one-page profile presents this information means that it can be understood and acted upon quickly.

A one-page profile captures all the important information about a person on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings; what people appreciate about me, what’s important to me and how best to support me.