0.3 Two routes: adults and children
The principles underpinning personalisation and self-directed support are fundamentally the same for children as they are for adults. However, applying those principles involves thinking through how they can be applied, and sometimes there are important differences between children and adults in how personalisation works in practice.
Some of you will mostly want to learn more about personalisation of adult care, while others will have a special interest in children and parents.
Or you may want to study how personalisation relates to adults and children. Your interest may be about personalisation and families or in personalisation during times of transition e.g. between childhood and adulthood.
This course has been designed to enable you to choose which of these options you opt to follow:
- Some course content just refers to children, personalisation and self-directed support. Where there is an option specific to children, the route to relevant content will be highlighted in pink
- Some course content just refers to adults, personalisation and self-directed support. Where there is an option specific to adults the route to relevant content will be highlighted in blue.
The course has been designed to be used as flexibly as possible. This fits with the principles of personalisation, which are all about focusing on the needs and wishes of the individual, of whatever age, in the context of their particular family, community and wider environment. So there is no need to stick to either the children's or the adult route if you prefer not to. You can move between alternative topics in the way that works best for you.