Presentations from 19th Children's Residential now available

Presentations from In Control's 19th Children's Residential held on the 9th and 10th July are now available. Part of the Children's Programme work, this event gave delegates the chance to learn more about In Control's work with children's services, gain a wider understanding of the practicalities of personalisation in children's services and discuss key issues.

The Children's Programme has, for the past five years, helped drive forward the personalisation agenda. The programme was designed to support organisations with the challenges of implementing personalisation to SEN, children with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions. It provides the knowledge to help with complex issues such as balancing funding and limited resources with the need to give children, young people and their families more choice and control in their lives as well as the more practical implementation issues such as simply getting personalisation off the ground.

A 12 month programme, combining expert advice, access to wider learning opportunities and a clear pathway to ensure successful learning outcomes, the Children's Programme has many benefits; from gaining understanding and appreciation of the ethos of personalisation to learning, to use a tried and tested resource allocation system (RAS) approach to support planning, to being given the opportunity to join work on making better use of local resources both in-house and within local communities.

The two day Children's Residential was a chance to discuss many of the issues that arise as part of the Progamme as well as providing delegates with the opportunity to learn about topics such as the Code of Practice, Regulations, Children's and Families Bill, the new National NHS Commissioning Board and personal health budgets, insight into what families think and how to offer the type of support children, young people and their families want.

Speakers included:

  • Andrew Baxter, Department of Health
  • Alison Austin, Department of Health
  • Gill Goodwin, HSA
  • Sam Sly, Beyond Limits
  • Pat MaCardle, Mayday Trust
  • Clare Roberts, Community Catalysts

Presentations from the day can be downloaded below.

If you would like more information about the Children's Programme at In Control please  click here or email Nic Crosby at

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