Child's plan

A personalised child’s plan is a non-statutory plan which should be considered when those working with a child or young person and their family, identify that they need a range of extra support beyond universal provision to be planned, delivered or co-ordinated.

The child’s plan should offer a simple planning, assessment and decision-making process which leads to the right help, at the right time.

The child’s plan should reflect the voice of the child or young person at every stage and include a clear explanation of why the plan has been created, the personalised actions to be taken and the expected improvement for the child or young person.

The lead professional (or relevant practitioner within a single agency plan) should work with children, young people and their families, and all of those involved in the child’s plan to ensure that the support provided is regularly reviewed and evaluated for its effectiveness in the improvement of outcomes for the child or young person.

The child’s plan should be clear on:

  • which services or people will provide support
  • who is accountable for that support
  • and the way in which that support will be provided

This will help to empower children, young people and families and support the lead professional in forward and contingency planning. 

Further information can be found at: Child's plan practice statement which is also available in an easy read format. 

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