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In Control awarded DfE funding

In Control has been awarded grant funding for the next two years for a nationwide programme to improve outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities. The grant awarded under the Department for Education's National Prospectus Grant programme for 2013 - 15 is in the region of £150,000.

In Control's Director for Children and Young People, Nic Crosby said: "The DfE funded work will allow us to develop a simple 'user-led' approach to recording and measuring the outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families from their single Education, Health and Care plan and linked personal budget. It will provide support to families to allow them to make their own judgements and provide local authorities and their partners with a clear report setting out what works and what does not work locally set against national data."

In Control will lead the project in conjunction with the University of Lancaster and alongside  an increasing number of children's services in England. The charity aims to work closely with ADASS and ADCS representatives in the first year and extend to a wider pilot group in the second year.

The work will build on the use of In Control's tried and tested Personal Budgets Outcomes and Evaluation Tool (POET) in adult services.

Last Updated : 25 July 2013. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.