Previously looked after child inclusion plan
What is an inclusion plan?
An Inclusion plan drawn up in partnership with the young person, parents, professionals and school to ensure the effective provision for a previously looked after child in school.
Use the resources below to help complete the inclusion plan.
Inclusion plan resources
A psychiatrist, Dr Bruce Perry, has developed something called the 'Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics', which is a framework that helps us to know how to help children who have suffered early trauma and loss.
Children's brains organize from bottom to top, with the lower parts of the brain (brainstem aka "survival brain") developing earliest, and the cortical areas (thinking brain) much later. Traumatised children's brain becomes stuck in the brainstem, and they therefore swing between their survival modes of fight/flight/freeze/collapse.
One of the most helpful ways to move children from these super-high anxiety states, to their calmer ‘thinking brain’, is patterned, repetitive rhythmic activity Creating a therapeutic web of relationships around the child together with regular brainstem calming activities can, over time, help a child’s brain and body to learn that they are safe.