Information is obtained from all available sources. We use the DESC information Gathering Form (DIG) to assimilate information from school, social care and other professionals and agencies (See Appendix 1)
An admissions meeting combined with a tour of the relevant centre is set up for each learner and their family. At this meeting expectations are laid out and questions answered. This is an opportunity for us to learn directly from the young person and their family what their hopes and interests are so that we can begin the planning for their programme. This also allows us to hear their voice and gain any further pertinent information.
Once we have all relevant information where necessary we will put a risk assessment in place.