In Control and SQW, at the request of the SEND Pathfinder sites
has produced a new report, Support and Aspiration:
Introducing Personal Budgets which aims to provide a clear
framework upon which to develop local plans and implement personal
budgets for children and young people.
The report, written with the support of the Department for
Education (DfE) and referenced in its newly published '
Implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system', not only sets
out a clear vision for how personal budgets will be delivered and
experienced by children, young people and their families, but also
provides guidance and examples of how to go about the
implementation and delivery of personal budgets at a local
Drawing on the draft Code of Practice for SEN, draft SEN
regulations and the experience and expertise of both In Control and
SQW, the report takes into account the valuable experience and
knowledge of the SEND Pathfinder sites with a flexible framework
allowing for local challenges faced in implementation and variation
in support already in place.
Key to the report is the exploration of change required in
commissioning and transformation to the whole system needed to
enable the roll out of personal budgets across SEN, health and
social care by September 2014.
Support and Aspiration acknowledges that personal
budgets must be considered as a part of a wider whole system change
including EHC plans, workforce development, market development and
a simplified assessment process and that it is not only the role of
those in local authorities, or directly working to implement
personal budgets that should be involved, but all those who work in
this area including families, carers and the children and young
To read the full report click here.
For more information and to contribute your views,
Further information can also be found on our Children's
Programme web pages here.
Join our webinar on this paper on the 13th February. Read our forthcoming webinars
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