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Person centred practice

This term is often used in conjunction with outcomes focused practice. In person-centred practice, the adult is always at the centre of the work. This does not mean necessarily that whatever they will happen, but that the relationship with them is first and foremost. If there are any differences of opinion about what should happen, or when there are limitations as to what can be done (because of the rights of others, policy or legal restrictions for example), there can always be discussion about these. When this cannot happen, practice should still be person-centred in the person’s particular situation and their capabilities must be taken into account. (DHCS, 2018)