Following a referral and prior to any offer of a placement, each young person will be assessed to determine their potential to benefit from the programme and their compatibility with the existing group of students.
This assessment process will be tailored to suit each individual but will always include both formal and functional assessment at The Centre by the specialist team.
Following the suitability assessment the interdisciplinary team will compile an Individual Placement Plan (IPP) which will contain academic and social objectives for the young person, as well as detailing longer term aims and objectives, including those concerning potential for progression into further and higher education and/or into sustainable employment. This plan will be reviewed and agreed by the young person, their parents/carers and all professionals associated with them, prior to the commencement of their placement.
The first eight weeks of a placement are considered to be an opportunity for further and more detailed assessment and the IPP will be subject to review and amendment during this period.