4 Mar 2022

Useful Resource – PELICAN: Promoting Emotional Literacy in Children with Additional Needs

PELICAN provides web-based materials include a simple, visual PELICAN story, where Peli and Tou introduce you to the PELICAN framework, detailed Guidance, activities and resources in folders for the PELICAN framework and story elements, along with some session plan examples, all at http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/pelican

PELICAN focuses on doing, practical, sensory interaction and learning and hopefully will be used by practitioners across a range of settings, particularly schools, as well as parents/families. It can be used along with, or to support other, approaches.

PELICAN results from updated literature and practice reviews and learning from our collaborative of clinical, and some educational, psychologists, with children and young people with learning disabilities, staff and families in a range of settings. It grew out of previous collaborative work adapting the WHO recommended, ev-based intervention FRIENDS for Life for both autism and LD.

We've thought about the pandemic- so there is 'Peli-lite'- focusing more on familiarity and fun, and chill skills!!

4 Mar 2022

Triangle selected as Managed and Approved supplier for HMCTS

Triangle selected as Managed and Approved supplier for new HMCTS Appointed Intermediary Service Framework

We are proud to announce that Triangle has been selected as a Managed and Approved service provider for the new HMCTS Appointed Intermediary Service Framework.

Julie Parkin, Senior Head of Intelligent Client Capability at HMCTS said “HMCTS’ Appointed Intermediary Service will provide users who have specialist communication needs the professional support to participate in proceedings. These contracts ensure there is a consistent service and access to justice for all.”

Legal representatives and HMCTS staff will be able to select an intermediary from an approved list of suppliers. There are two types of suppliers – Managed and Approved Service Providers (MASP) are larger providers who manage the service on behalf of HMCTS nationally; and Approved service providers (ASP) who are usually small companies or self-employed individuals.

Triangle Director Carly McAuley said: ‘Triangle are so excited to be awarded this contract. Intermediaries are vital to the justice system, and we look forward to working with HMCTS to provide communication support and assistance to more children and young people.’

Further guidance and information about the Appointed Intermediary Service will be available on GOV.UK in April 2022.

4 Mar 2022

Triangle contribute to CORC project

Triangle were delighted to be invited as contributors to an important project with CORC about hearing the voice of children and young people with learning disabilities.

Triangle’s contribution to the training materials and project learnings can be viewed on the CORC website with references to the work of Triangle founder Dr Ruth Marchant and Triangle Director Maxime Cole. The findings from the project can be viewed on the CORC website: https://www.corc.uk.net/outcome-experience-measures/feedback-and-outcome-measures-for-children-and-young-people-with-learning-disabilities/

Triangles ‘best practice examples’ are included and our resources have been signposted in a range of places https://www.corc.uk.net/media/2896/hearing-the-voice-table.pdf, as well as within the CPS ‘Special Measures’ elements and their description of the Social Model of Disability in Use of Language. The project summary details revised guidance, with Triangle contributing this important quote from our Founder, Ruth on front page

‘Whilst this guidance focuses on children and young people with complex learning and communication needs, it is relevant for all children and young people as, “getting things right for children with complex needs will improve practice with all children” (Marchant, 2010)4’