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Needs Code February 2017


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collaboration and involvement – reflects the approach that has been taken to develop the Act and the Code and underpin the ALN system. 2.13 Transitions should be planned in advance and consideration given to supporting transition into adulthood 2.14 To support smooth transitions and provide continuity of support, provision should be planned for in advance. This is especially true when children and young people are due to move into education, and between different phases of education and/or providers. Relevant public bodies should make connections and plan theses changes in advance. Public bodies should work together to secure support and improve local provision relevant to the individual needs of the child or young person, to enable an effective transition. 2.15 Young people should be supported to make a successful transition into adulthood and be prepared for life after formal education; this process should commence in good time ahead of the learner leaving formal education. 2.16 The views, wishes and feelings of the child, child’s parent or young person, should be at the heart of all decision making processes 2.17 Anyone exercising functions under Part 2 of the Act or this Code will need to involve children and young people at every stage of the process, with their views, wishes and feelings listened to. This will help the child or young person to personalise their learning through the identification of targets that build on their strengths. This might be termed a personcentred approach. Being person-centred in the planning and provision of support means that the learner is truly listened to and kept at the heart of decision-making. It is the learner’s needs that are the starting point when considering the support to be provided, rather than starting with what support is available and then determining how the learner can be fitted into it. Please see Chapter 10 for more detail of person-centred practice and associated tools. 2.18 Person-centred practice encompasses the use of person-centred thinking tools that help to gather information in a way that makes sure the views of the learner and their family are included in decisions. It also covers person-centred reviews – meetings focused on an individual learner’s needs, where information from professionals, families and the learners themselves is made available to all, is accessible to all, and where everyone can contribute on an equal footing. 2.19 Parents are a key partner and professionals should seek to work with them and value the contribution they make. Parents should feel able to challenge the process if it is not meeting their child’s needs. Demonstrating to parents and families that their knowledge and experience is valued and is acted upon will be vital in securing their Page | 8

confidence in the process. This will be needed for them to engage in positive discussions about the best ways to support their child’s needs. These discussions may be challenging, however, a positive dialogue between parents and professionals, which encourages working through varying opinions to agree solutions and achieve agreed outcomes, is in the best interests of the child. Working supportively, and in partnership with parents and the children and young people themselves, will ensure everyone involved understands the responses of the professionals concerned, and lead to better quality provision. 2.20 The child, child’s parent or young person should be enabled to participate as fully as possible in the decision making processes 2.21 To enable children, their parents and young people to participate fully in discussions and decisions, they will need to be provided with information, advice and appropriate support. All necessary steps should be taken to ensure that they are empowered to make their opinions known and, if needed, be helped to understand the process. 2.22 Where children are given rights by the Act to receive information or to take decisions, but an individual child lacks sufficient capacity to understand the subject matter, a case friend may be appointed by the Education Tribunal to represent and support the child, and take decisions and act on the child’s behalf. Where a child lacks capacity, local authorities and schools could consider whether a case friend might be appropriate (see Chapter 18). 2.23 Meeting the needs of learners with ALN should be part of a whole school approach to school improvement 2.24 The way in which a maintained mainstream school or FEI meets the needs of all children has a direct bearing on the nature of the ALP required by children with ALN, and the point at which ALP is required. The key to meeting the needs of all children and young people lies in the staff’s knowledge of each child and young person’s skills and abilities. The staff’s capacity to then match this knowledge with identifying ways of providing appropriate access to the curriculum for every child and young person is also critical. Consequently, improvements in the teaching and learning of children and young people with ALN cannot be isolated from improvements in the teaching and learning for children and young people across a school as a whole. Improvement in one should be mutually supportive of improvement in the other. Where education settings get learning and teaching right for learners with ALN, they will get it right for all learners and outcomes will improve. 2.25 Learners must be supported to participate in mainstream education and in the National Curriculum as fully as possible wherever this is feasible 2.26 The Welsh Government believes that an inclusive education, where Page | 9

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    Summary of Key events: 03/08/2006

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