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...


About
Learn2Live

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.

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Learn2Live
Carol had experienced her first person centred review for her son in mainstream school and this had come from training provided by Learn to Live. It was the first time that they had talked about Bob at the annual review, his interests for example, rather than just education. For the first time Carol had felt that her views were heard. The boards illuminated the discussion and actions. For example, the Careers South West adviser had never met Bob and knew nothing about him. They were able to ...

Motivate and Involve Me Cycle

Listen to Me is 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.
Understand me!This is all about communications – both how the child communicates with others and how we communicate with the child or young person. • Communications log to provide the information on communications • Communications plan to make sure that communications work and this is used by the individual, their family and professionals
My good choices: 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
Know about me: 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?
My targets: 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
Inspire me!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
How and who will support me?Information to meaningfully complete a single plan which commits all partners to actions and investment • My Plan? • The individual service plans agreed through the annual review which inform the annual review and EHCP with evidence based actions

Learn to Live has
four pillars of principle

Make sure we all make a positive difference to my life: this is about impact i.e. will my life be better and in what ways?
Support me to have my say: this is about helping me express my views and needs through personal advocacy
Motivate and involve me: this is all about me so what gets me learning and achieving? No decisions about me without me
Hear my voice and change what you do: the strategic planning of the organisation is built upon what is learnt from the children and young people we are here to serve.

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.

    • Communications log to provide the information on communications.
    • Communications plan to make sure that communications work and this is used by the individual, their family and professionals.

  • 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

  • Information to meaningfully complete a single plan which commits all partners to actions and investment