Individual Programmes

Some children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties may require individual programmes to ensure they have full access to school and the curriculum.

Toileting programme

Adult support for toileting as specified in a toileting programme, refer to policy document B5c in SEN handbook.

For access to specialist equipment for toileting refer to policy document A 15 in SEN handbook.

A child with a physical difficulty should have access to appropriate hygiene facilities. Refer to building adaptations in SEN handbook

Intimate Care Plan

Children and young people with motor co-ordination difficulties and limited independent self- care skills may require support to manage their intimate care. Schools should complete 'Intimate Care Plans' when support is required to meet these needs.

Positive Behaviour Management Plans

Some children and young people may present with behaviour difficulties. It may then be necessary to implement a behaviour management plan in order to manage and change the behaviours. The school behaviour policy and the school physical intervention policy will guide and inform this process. Consideration will be given to cognition and learning needs and, in consultation with parents, a plan will be drawn up to include a risk assessment, with strategies to manage and change the behaviour. The plan may include guidance on the use of physical intervention as an agreed strategy for reducing an identified risk.


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