Decisions, capacity and EHCPs
This session enables practitioners to learn practical person-centred approaches for involving disabled young people and those with SEN in decision-making.
Caroline Coady explores the experience of young people and families. She demonstrates practical aspects of rights-based decision-making and reviews related key legislation, such as the 5 key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
3 takeaways from Caroline’s training session
– Appreciate the legislation surrounding supported decision-making for disabled young people and those with SEN –
– Understand the 5 key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how to apply them in practice –
– Learn practical person-centred approaches for involving young people in decision making, whether or not they have the capacity, including use of the ‘best interest checklist’ –
– Explore experiences of young people –
Watch this preview of Caroline’s presentation…
Caroline received great feedback on her LIVE broadcast
This session was originally presented live at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
“The presenter was excellent, she didn’t just talk at us, she engaged us and gave time for thought and discussion within our group. We can already see how this information will impact on improving our EHCPs by strengthening pupil voice.”
Lorraine Wilson, Head Teacher – Kingfisher School
“The information delivered was thought provoking and made me come up with ideas of what I need to do better. I also appreciated Caroline’s clear speaking and the information and links she shared.”
Susan Steggles – JFK Special School
About the Creator
Caroline Coady / Council for Disabled Children
Caroline Coady is Assistant Director for Social Care at the Council for Disabled Children (CDC). She is a key player in ensuring the success of CDC’s social care training programmes which look at the interactions between SEND legislation, social care legislation and mental capacity legislation, including support for young people as they prepare for adulthood.
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