One page profile

A one-page profile is a simple summary of what is important to a child or young person and how they want to be supported. It can help them get more person-centred care and support to achieve their goals.

A one-page profile captures all the important information about a person on a single sheet of paper. Information is recorded under three or four simple headings, for example:

  • What people appreciate about me
  • What’s important to me
  • How best to help and support me
  • My goals and wishes for the future

One-page profiles should only contain positive information and can be for anyone of any age from preschool to adult. They help those around a person to understand them better and know how best to support them. The child or young person should be involved as much as possible in the development of the one-page profile

Useful websites:

Person centred planning | Community Directory (

One-page profile | HSA | Personalisation | Consultancy (