Person Centred Approaches, Person Centred Planning and Review. Transition in Essex should be person centred (i.e. the young person should be at the centre of the process, take control where able and own the plan). Plans and reviews should be drawn up which will enable the young person to plan their life the way they want and which contribute to their full inclusion in society, with support from the other people who they choose to be involved. All agencies and schools must understand and sign up to the principles involved in person centred planning if the processes and outcomes are to be effective. These are defined in Improving Life Chances of Disabled People (Jan 2005) and the National Valuing People Guidance (Appendix I – p38) Person centred planning discovers and acts on what is important to a person. Person centred approaches design and deliver services to support this. Hence person centred planning can promote person centred approaches. Transition planning should be a partnership between the young person, their parents/carers, the school, the Connexions Service, the Connexions Personal Advisor and any other agencies that can help make the plan happen. Essex has been involved in the national pilot project organised by the Valuing People Support Team to implement a process for person centred Year 9 Reviews. Following on from this, two Essex staff trained as Person Centred Facilitators.