Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

BECOME A MEMBER

We have heard from many of parents and carers that having to tell our story over and over, and repeatedly explaining how to support our child or young person, can be emotionally draining and upsetting. We feel that one great way to help with this would be to have a person-centred profile consistently available and used by professionals in all settings.

In Manchester, we have developed a person-centred profile for children and young people that will be universally recognised in Education, Health and Social Care services across the city. We are calling these documents “About Me” (AM) and “More About Me” (MAM).

The purpose of the AM/MAM is to:

– Explain a child or young person’s needs clearly to anybody working with or supporting the child or young person
– Explain to less familiar carers/ support workers how individual children or young people express themselves
– Help a child or young person interact with their peer group and those around them
– Support people to understand the needs of the child or young person
– Help those working with the child or young person to keep them calm and safe

Over time, we expect professionals across Education, Health, and Social Care to be able to assist families in using the AM/MAM templates when creating their child’s first person-centred profile, or when helping them update an existing profile (e.g., One-page profiles, Health Care Passports). We also intend for the documents to be eventually recognised in universal services such as the police.

Below are some articles and events relating to the “About Me” (AM) profiles:

SEND Local Offer Drop-in

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.

SEND Local Offer Drop-in

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions.The drop-ins

SEND Local Offer Drop-in

The SEND Local Offer Drop-ins are a great way for parents & carers of children or young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) to find relevant information and support. Friendly and informal, please feel free to share your stories and ask questions. The

“About Me” Person-Centred Profile Training

Dear parents and carers, On behalf of Manchester's About Me Project Group (a collaborative made up of parents/carers and representatives from Education, Health and Social Care services), we would like to invite you to attend the "About Me" training sessions happening next month. We

“About Me” Person-Centred Profile Training

Dear parents and carers, On behalf of Manchester's About Me Project Group (a collaborative made up of parents/carers and representatives from Education, Health and Social Care services), we would like to invite you to attend the "About Me" training sessions happening next month. We

About Me / More About Me Profiles Pilot

For the past one-plus years, we have been part of a multidisciplinary project group working to develop a person-centred profile document for children and young people that will be universally recognised across Manchester. The group has agreed to call these profiles "About Me", with

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Co-production with Children’s Community Health Services

We recently invited various partners from Manchester's Education, Health and Care services to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) provision to our families. Below is a message from Laila Baig (Head of Service Children