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I am hoping someone can help, I have been asked to produce a document, a one page profile for our families to fill out, to let us know if they need any areas for support, the idea being that we get to know the families really well. I can understand how important this is but I feel that parents will not be that open if they have issues they want help with. I will angle it towards our links with the children and families centre and that they can help with bed wetting, job seeking and parenting classes, seeking advice for single parents or family disputes..... I am just wondering if anyone here uses such a document and how well parents take to being asked such questions, and what exactly to ask?

thanks in advance.

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The one page profile is for families with children with send , we downloaded template and then gave one to several members of the family to fill out and one ourselves , we then met with mum to collate info and comments and completed together and discussed the areas we all felt the child needed support with . We are then putting that info onto our own document called an LSP- learning support plan .

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I did say that they were for SEND but my manager is insisting that they are supposed to be for every family! ( perhaps she is getting the wrong end of the stick) I showed her one that I was given for SEND and she said that's not the right one! ( do you ever wish you went to meetings instead? lol) I will go back and have another chat to see if I can get a better picture of what she is after x thanks all x I have been to the meeting about the SEND one and hope to produce something soon.

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I have only come across them for children with SEND. If it is that you're after, search for Helen Sanderson Associates - there are good examples on her website.

I think in an ideal world, it would be lovely to have for every child, but it would be a huge undertaking!

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i am not the senco and I have been to a meeting about the one page profiles which I under stood but my manager thinks we are supposed to be using them for all families and asking if they need support for bed wetting ect......I think she is getting the wrong end of a stick! lol my plan is to introduce the one page profiles as part of the new learning plans.( even though I am not actually the senco lol)

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Just an update , we had one plan meeting with specialist preschool teacher, she was really pleased at how we involved all those family members with the profile and this is now being collated into child's one plan .

 

Our area senco suggested we did another with child who is undertaking s & l therapy too.

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This is a great idea! I would angle the needs assessment on the everyday questions that parents in our setting ask help with such as biting, sleep, sibling rivalry, behaviour etc rather than generic stuff like jobseeking, benefits etc unless these are common questions then I would include it. Might take this! hehehe!!

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update......I have created my one page profile to generate the new individual plans, currently we are keeping one page profiles for SEND children but I plan to encourage staff to note in learning journals any additional information and then I can support key persons finding information and advice for all our parents if they are open to help x

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Some Local Authorities will have developed a format you can use so it's worth asking. It's the conversations you have with parents and other professionals (and how you engage with the child) that's really important, rather than how you record the outcomes but of course you'll need evidence to show what progress the child has or hasn't made. If you've got good relationships with your feeder schools, could you ask them what they use?

 

This short film clip from Helen Sanderson is helpful. Although it uses Social Care type language, you can interpret it to your situation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_bBMAKXKE&feature=youtu.be

 

I'll post a question on twitter and get back to you if anyone comes up with something.

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