Our Children's programme, also known as 'Taking Control'
started in 2007 with seven local authorities. To date, we have
worked with more than 50 children's services across England.
Through the programme, we work to support children's services to
implement self-directed support for children, young people and
Our membership continues to grow and most importantly the number
of families and children using personal budgets continues to grow
as well. We are aware of more than 2,000 families having used
personal budgets in the past five years and this is rapidly
increasing through either long-term support, short breaks,
healthcare or in relation to crises or problems at home.
In the menu to the left you will find further information on the
work that's being undertaken through the programme.
Programme members have access to a secure area of the website
with further shared information, best practice tools and resources,
information on exclusive member-only publications and events and a
For more information about the Children's programme
and how you can join, please see our support programmes and
services page, or email the programme lead, Nic Crosby.