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Personal Budgets Policy - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Government has introduced a programme of change to the way that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families are supported. Personalisation is at the core of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms, and is about putting children, young people and their families at the centre of the Education, Health and Care (EHC) process. It means starting with the person as an individual with strengths, preferences and aspirations, identifying their needs and making choices about how and when they are supported to live their lives.

The central focus of the new reforms is to raise aspirations, improve the outcomes for children and young people and to give them and their families a greater say on what support and services that are available to them. It is the intention of the reforms that Education, Health and Social Care Services work more closely together to deliver what a child or young person needs to help them achieve positive outcomes.

Personal Budgets are designed to pay for the elements of provision that the local and health authorities have agreed can be offered as a direct payment. A direct payment will be the mechanism of receiving the personal budget. This policy will set out how personal budgets will be made available, who is eligible and the decision making processes to be followed.

For more detail on what that means in Bury please read the information in the document in the downloads section below.

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This page was last updated on: 20/02/2019