Free events on personal health budgets for children massively oversubscribed

Five regional events being delivered  in partnership with the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) have been massively oversubscribed attracting huge interest from the sector.

The free events were put on as part of a programme of work for NHS England and other health partners about the implications of the Children and Families Bill and associated NHS Mandate commitments, including the implementation of personal health budgets for children.

The six regional events were designed to provide an introduction to the reforms affecting children with special educational needs and/or disability as well as examining:

  • The implications this has for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and other parts of the health system;
  • The implementation of personal health budgets and how approaches might differ between adults and children;
  • The specific components of the legislation together with discussion about practical ways of meeting the associated duties.

Sessions have already been held in London, Leeds and Taunton. The remining two will take place on the 11th and 13th of March in Birmingham and Gatwick but these are fully booked and operating a waiting list.

Due to such a large volume of demand, In Control and CDC will be hosting a number of webinars in late May. If you would like to receive advance notice of these, please email

Following these events, In Control and CDC will take the outcomes from the discussions and use them to inform future support to ensure we are responding to what is needed. We will also be running a range of additional programmes of support with CDC to continue to help CCGs and other parts of the health system to work toward implementation of personal health budgets.

To read more about the work we are doing as part of our wider Health Programme designed to support implementation of NHS personal health budgets visit

In relation to work we are doing to support children's services implement personal budgets, please visit

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Last Updated : 26 February 2014. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.