Helen Sanderson’s minibooks

These minibooks on person centred thinking are created by Helen Sanderson Associates. More minibooks are available on the website

Person Centred Thinking

This book of person centred thinking tools gives you an opportunity to start supporting children/young people in ways that really matter to them. It offers practical ways to gather information and to start to set actions that make a real difference.

Using Person-Centred Practices in Schools

A book describing person-centred thinking tools for use in schools, originally developed by The Learning Community for Person- Centred Practices.

Person-centred Reviews blue

This book outlines the process and format of a Person-centred Review and illustrates how the information for a Person-centred Review contributes to the 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan. This version is targeted at primary schools.

Person-centred Reviews orange

A secondary school version of the book described above.
The 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan uses a range of person-centred thinking tools and the format was developed based on learning and feedback from some of the SEND pathfinder sites.

Person Centred Thinking for people who have autism

This book of person centred thinking tools gives you an opportunity to start supporting children/young people with autism in ways that really matter to them. It offers practical ways to gather information and to start to set actions that make a real difference

One Plan for 0-25, EHC Plan

This format for the 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan was developed based on learning and feedback from some of the SEND pathfinder sites. This format of a 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan uses a range of Person-Centred Thinking tools to gather information.

One-Page Profile Meetings

This book describes the person-centred tools which support a meeting facilitator to conduct a one-page profile meeting. This was developed by Helen Sanderson Associates based on work by The Learning Community for Person-Centred Practices.

Important To-For Review

This book supports a meeting facilitator to conduct an ‘Important to/for’ review. This review process was developed by Helen Sanderson based on work by Michael Smull and The Learning Community for Person Centred Practices.

Preparing for Adulthood Reviews

This book describes the process and person centred tools that support a review meeting facilitator to transfer statements of SEN and/or Learning Disability Assessments (LDAs) to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for young people.