Learn to Live - hearing the voice of the children
A great approach
for children and their FAMILIES
Providing a framework
to listen and respond
The “Learn to Live” approach
is being used universally
providing a great help
for your children
Giving families a voice...
Learn to Live is an effective and efficient method for hearing the voice of children, young people and their families in order to inform the decisions about them. It works by giving families a voice and professionals a framework to listen and respond. Learn to Live is about planning and working together leading to highly effective provision with a big positive impact on positive outcomes for children and young people. It is based on a set of rights supported by practical tools and processes.
Motivate and Involve Me Cycle
Learn to Live has
four pillars of principle
THE CORE PROMISE
- An 'in' to hearing what motivates the child or young person, what works for them and what stops things working for them. The focus of Listen to Me is the child or young person. They may complete it for themselves or, depending on the abilities it may be completed with/for them by the family and/or school. There is a section to make sure that the impact on the family is also heard. Listen to Me is used to review the Young Person’s plans and to decide actions that will also make a positive difference (person centred review).
- This is all about communications – both how the child communicates with others and how we communicate with the child or young person.
- We only make good choices for ourselves when we are emotionally, physically and intellectually in a place to do so
- The decision making hierarchy provides the concepts to understand what is needed to make good choices.
- Good choices plan to provide the support and structure for a child or young person to make the best decisions they can.
- Is a simple way to convey the important information in an effective and respectful way about what makes a child or young person tick, or not.
- A personal profile on one side of A4 which is agreed by the child or young person and used by every professional who works with the child: What is important to me? What do you need to know to support me?
- This is a short term achievable targets to work towards long term objectives
- The targets are supported by actions agreed by the individual, the family and the professionals who work with the child or young person.
- Progress towards the targets, and the effectiveness of the targets, are reviewed about three times a year.
- To be the best I can I need to have new experiences which open up my horizons
- This is about the quality of the input and raising aspirations: try this self-assessment.
- In a school this would be the quality and breadth of the input tailored to the individual child or young person.
- Information to meaningfully complete a single plan which commits all partners to actions and investment