This paper provides the policy framework for confirmation of the
content of support plans drawn up under self directed support and
for validation of the personal budget.
This resource is part of a series of policies produced by Essex
County Council which other councils may borrow and learn from.
Essex County Council developed and agreed a number of important
and helpful policy documents in 2008. These include policies
on charging for support, risk taking, re-ablement, debt recovery,
resource allocation, support planning and more. There is also
a glossary of terms and a table of contents. Essex have
generously agreed that these policies can be made available for
others to borrow and learn from. Please acknowledge Essex CC
if you do so.
Some of the team that developed the policies include Kate Burke,
Rebecca Halpin, Gillian McDonald and David Williams, who leads the
team. Ethan Tucker and Helen Terry are the other team
Please note that the information contained within these
documents is only accurate at the time of publication. If you
have any queries regarding the content, please contact David
Williams at Essex County Council direct on 07826 531 398 or email