Presentation on theme: "Dee Watson Valuing People Now Delivery Manager Kent County Council Kathy Melling Employability Development Manager Kent County Council Getting a Life Kent."— Presentation transcript:
Dee Watson Valuing People Now Delivery Manager Kent County Council Kathy Melling Employability Development Manager Kent County Council Getting a Life Kent
Getting a Life is a three-year cross government programme that aims to identify what needs to happen to ensure that young people with severe learning disabilities leave education and go on to achieve paid employment and full lives.
The Position in Kent Kent County Council Members’ Review Kent Transition Protocols St Nicholas School Project Year 9 Person Centred Reviews pilot at Valence School Sustainable Employment Project in Kent
Who’s involved KENT LEARNING DISABILITY PARTNERSHIP BOARD Valance School St Nicholas School
To make sure that young people with complex needs making the move from adolescence to adulthood receive the support they need, are involved in all decision making processes and achieve the outcomes they want. To provide a best-practice framework for all professionals who work with young people who have complex needs that sets out our policy, their responsibilities and agreed roles in the transition process, timelines and paperwork so they can work together effectively. To set out when and how information should be shared between agencies and help with strategic planning and arranging and paying for services in the future. Kent Transition Protocols
St Nicholas School PCP Project Valence School - Person Centred Reviews St Nicholas is a community day special school providing education for 177 children and young people who have special educational needs aged between 4 and 19. For the past 6/7 years having been developing their own person Centred Planning tool that they have used from yr 9 forward. Valence School is a Local Authority funded Special School for students with disabilities and complex medical needs in Kent. The school offers day and residential places for up to 100 students aged from 5 to 19 Over the past 3 years this school took part in a national pilot of Person Centred Reviews (yr9 forward) and has now adopted this process across all age ranges in the school.
Sustainable Employment Project in Kent Kent Supported Employment This is a partnership project between the Further Education sector and supported employment to ensure that greater numbers of learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities move into sustainable employment. It is funded through the LSC as part of the regional implementation of Learning for Living and Work. This service is part of Kent County Council, supporting people with a disability to find and keep work; and supporting employers to recruit and retain staff with a disability and enabling them to understand the business benefits of a diverse workforce.
What are we doing? Project manager and Board Working with 30+ young people (yr 9 +) to have Person Centred Reviews and Plans Plans will be reviewed regularly Looking at ways of raising aspiration in schools Supporting diverse work experience Looking at how curriculum can change Bringing Supported Employment into schools and colleges Increasing levels of self directed supported Supporting Agencies to work together Looking to make funding more effective