Category: Being Mum

Does Parent Participation change anything?

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt “Why do you bother speaking out/attending meetings/creating surveys (delete as appropriate), nothing ever changes”. I hear this all the time, not from practitioners but from other parents.  Some parents know me well enough to know I am not...

What is Person Centred Practice?

Person Centred:  An approach to working with people which puts the individual’s needs and aspirations firmly at the centre of the process. There is so much talk about Person Centred Practice and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure what it meant.  I had an idea that the definition above...

SEN, LAC : Have labels stopped us looking out for our children?

I recently had the privilege of hosting a workshop at the Together for a Positive Future onference in Newbury.  One of the guest speakers was Charlie Mead, a child psychologist who works with Looked After Children (LAC) in Birmingham and the South West.  His presentation made a lasting impact on me and...