Section 49 of the Children and Families Act 2014 provides that the Local Authority (LA) have a duty to prepare a personal budget for children, young people and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) where the young person or the parent requests this, subject to being satisfied with a number of matters. LA’s have a statutory duty to publish their local arrangements in relation to, amongst other matters, Personal Budgets.
The ‘Personal Budget Policy & Guidance for Parents’ and the ‘Direct Payments Policy’ are designed to inform parents and families about their options and the regulations around the monitoring of such budgets. Both policies may need to be read in conjunction in order to truly understand the options that are available to access personal budgets.
The Personal Budget Policies can be found in the download section of this page