Positive Working Practice

Unit 26 Caring for Individuals
with Additional Needs
Positive Working Practice
Lesson Objectives
• To define choice, independence and
empowerment and relate these to the
experiences of people with additional needs.
• To describe a Person Centred Plan.
• To write a person centred plan and describe
your experience of doing this.
• To describe the common assessment
P4 assignment task
You should produce a written profile of a carer for a person with
additional needs.
Within this profile you should include information that:
• Explains positive working practice that the carer should provide
• Informs about the level and type of service delivery from the carer that
should be expected by a service user.
• Describes the types of support, aids and adaptations and principles of care
that the carer should provide.
When writing this profile you should approach the information from
the perspective of the service user and what they should expect from
a carer employed to support them with their additional needs.
M2 assignment task
To achieve the M2 grade you should extend the
information provided in your carer profile for
P4 to discuss positive working practice with
individuals with additional learning needs.
D1 Assignment task
To achieve the D1 grade you should evaluate the
information provided in P4 and M1 within
your carer profile and evaluate working
practices and their potential for breaking
down barriers and improving the wellbeing
and life chances of individuals with additional
Person Centred Planning
“Person centred planning is a process of learning
about a person; who they are; what has
happened to them; what is important to them;
and what they want from life”
Gates, 2007, p302.
Five Key Features of PCP
• The person is at the centre
• Family Members and friends are partners in
• The plan reflects what is important to the
• The plan results in actions about life
• The plan results in ongoing listening learning
and further action
Other elements of the PCP
Promoting independence
Promoting appropriate personal care
Promoting self image
Staff support levels/times
Positive Reinforcement
Financial support
The Common Assessment Framework
• Shared assessment and planning framework for
children’s services in local areas in the UK.
• Helps early identification of children’s additional needs
and promotion of co-ordinated services to meet them.
• The assessment covers three domains:
development of the child or young person
parents and carers
Family and environment
• Carried out by trained professionals in the children’s
workforce settings.
The Common Assessment Framework
The CAF guide
In small groups nominate one person.
This person will have a person centred plan.
As a group you should contribute to drawing up
a person centred plan for this person using the
format provided.
Once this is done you should feedback to the
group how this experience felt and what you
learned from it.

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