In Control's 14th workshop for children's services and
organisations working with children and young people will be taking
place on 6 and 7 March in Leeds.
Places have now sold out and we are operating a waiting
list for cancellations.
This two-day residential will be the biggest gathering yet of
people from across the country involved in taking forward personal
budgets and the personalisation agenda. Don't miss the chance to
hear from people and children's services leading the way in this
The Green Paper 'Support and Aspiration' makes clear statements
about personal health budgets, personal SEN budgets and the wider
transformation of assessment planning and the workforce.
Over the past five years, In Control has worked with more than 45
children's services across the country, supporting them in
developing personal social care budgets for disabled children,
young people and their families.
This two-day residential workshop will focus on the personal
budget agenda and how personalised funding can give families more
control. At the event, we will hear from leading people at
the Department for Education and the Department for Health, from
the pathfinder sites commissioned by the government to support
Early Support, Preparation for Adulthood and Short Breaks and from
children's services already taking forward personal budgets.
Invited speakers include:
- Christine Lenehan, CDC
- Ann Gross, Head of SEN, Disability and
Extended Schools, DfE
- Alison Austin, Lead for Personal Health
Budgets, Department of Health
- Jean Haigh, Lead for the SE7 Pathfinder (seven
south east region children's services) and head of SEN and
Disabilities at East Sussex County Council
- Julia Erskine and Kate
Sibthorp - Partners in Policymaking and parent
- Gareth Flemyng, Assistant Director,
Safeguarding, Assessment and Family Support, Newham Children's
- Martin Donkin, Newcastle Children's
- Tony Crouch, Essex Children's Services
- Alison Cathles, Gloucestershire Children's
- Gav Cross, The Early Support Trust
Workshops will include:
- Preparing for adulthood and how personal
budgets are working for adults (Nicola Gitsham, Preparation for
Adulthood, and Martin Routledge, In Control)
- Developing personal health budgets (Rita
Brewis, In Control and Dawn Stobbs, Department of Health)
- Supporting parent and family participation
(Julia Erskine and Kate Sibthorp)
- Making a start on personal budgets (Gerry
Kelly, In Control)
- Resource allocation and thinking about how we
bring together health, SEN and social care funding (Nic Crosby, In
- Developing provider services (Kevin Filby,
Activities Unlimited, Suffolk)
A full agenda and the venue which will be in central Leeds will be
confirmed nearer the time.
Attending this event
Members of our Children's programme are entitled to two free
places which includes overnight accommodation. If members would
like to book an additional place, the discounted rate is £250 +
For non-members, places will cost £375 + VAT each. This
A small number of free places may also be available for parent
representatives. Please enquire for further details.
How to book
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01564 821 650.
Please note places have already sold out and we are now
opera\ting a waiting list for cancellations.
If you would like further information about In Control's
Children's Programme please email Nic Crosby, Director Children and
Young People at email@example.com
Download the event flyer below.
Presentations from the last event 'Support and Aspiration -
where do personal budgets fit in?' can be viewed