One Page Profiles

A one-page profile is a single page which conveys an individual child or young person’s personal views about themselves to others. It usually summarises an individual’s strengths, views, wishes and support needs. It can be used to promote understanding of a person and how best to support them in a wide range of contexts.

What is a one-page profile used for? 

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One-page profiles can be used in a variety of ways for example, they can be used to:


  • Introduce a child or young person or adult 
  • Introduce themselves to other people


  • Support transition planning from class to class, year to year and setting to setting
  • Support a person-centred approach for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) by sharing information between home, school and with other involved professionals

Provide a contribution: 

  • Contribute to the Assess, Plan, Do , Review Cycle, which informs the school’s Graduated response to an individual’s needs
  • Contribute the views of a child or young person at  the meeting to review their Education, Health and Care plan
  • Contribute the views of a child or young person as part of an Education, Health and Care needs assessment process. To avoid duplication, information for a One Page Profile can be used to complete the  “All About Me” section. For instance, see this One Page Profile example template
  • Contribute a child or young person’s views within a range of settings and contexts, for example home, hospital, communuity clubs 


  • Empower the child or young person to express their views and feelings and introduce themselves to other people
  • Empower a young person to introduce themselves to an employer or a leader of a community club
  • Empower a young person to become more independent and reach personal goals.

When preparing a one page profile with a child or young person, it is important to consider:

  • What is its purpose?
  • How will it be used?
  • Who will see the one page profile?
  • Where will it be kept?
  • How will you support the child or young person in order to capture their voice and genuine views?

The content will vary depending on the intended audience and actual context for the individual child or young person’s One Page Profile. Prior to creating a One Page Profile the child or young person should be informed of its purpose and its intended audience. 

One Page Profiles can be developed using the four key headings:

  • Like and admire - gathers information from people who know the young person about the young person

  • What is important to me - This is a bullet point list of what really matters to the young person from their perspective

  • How to support me - information the child or  young person wants people to know about what people need to do to support them.

  • Things I want to be able to do in the future - the child or young person’s aspirations  e.g.  to be ready for the next class, the next school, and longer term in preparation for employment and adulthood.

The One Page Profile can be altered to suit individual’s needs. See below to see some of the templates the SEN Services Team have developed for their students:

One Page Profile developed by the Visual Impairment Team 

For more templates that can be downloaded and edited, as well as useful resources visit our Templates and Resources page.