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
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