The Family and Childcare Trust and KIDS work on national personal budgets survey

In Control has been working with the Family and Childcare Trust and KIDs on a project to provide support and advice to parents and carers about personal budgets. Making it Personal is funded by the Department for Education and as part of the work, the Family and Childcare Trust and KIDs are now asking Family Information Services across the country to complete a survey about personal budgets.

This national survey will help benchmark Family Information Services and look at how they are contributing to the development of the local offer and information for parents about personal budgets. It also aims to find out what additional support would be useful for Family Information Services and other service providers ahead of the implementation deadline for introduction of personal budgets for children with SEND in September 2014.

This survey will be extremely valuable in helping shape the work of Family and Childcare Trust, KIDs, In Control and other partners as they support families, Family Information Services and other service providers with working through the challenges they face leading up to September.

We therefore ask that as many as possible contribute to the survey - anyone who is working with, or is part of their local Family Information Service should take the time to complete the survey and let us know how your Family Information Service is involved in the development of information on personal budgets and the local offer.

To contribute to the survey visit:

For more information contact Pip Dorkings, Information and Community Manager, Family and Childcare Trust on

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Last Updated : 09 January 2014. Page Author: marijke.hirst.