The resource contains good practice materials to support young people with multi-sensory impairment (MSI) to make the transition to adult life. It includes person-centred planning tools and templates.
The resource was produced following a two year project by Sense. It was funded by the Department for Education,as part of the VCS National Prospectus Grants Programme, which focuses on improving outcomes for children, young people and families.
Sense's resource is a multi-disciplinary guide for professionals working to support deafblind children and young people within education, health and social care settings. The resource focuses on five key areas of best practice: identifying deafblindness; providing appropriate assessments, involving and supporting deafblind children and young people and their families; delivering suitable services and providing support at key times of transition.
The UK deafblind charity, Sense, has produced a guide for the families of deafblind children and young people. The guide explains the changes to the SEND system brought in through the Children and Families Act 2014. It provides a step-by-step guide to the SEND processes and highlights aspects which are particularly relevant to deafblind children and young people.
Blind Children UK, NDCS, RNIB and Sense have produced a guide for local authority commissioners on planning services for children and young people with sensory impairments. The guide sets out five areas of best practice to prioritise when designing services: improving the quality of local data; consulting effectively with children, young people and families; ensuring the Local Offer is adequate; conducting appropriate assessments and making use of regional commissioning.