Making it Personal: A guide for education and local authorities

Written by KIDS, In Control, OPM and NAFISDate 30 Jun 2016

This guidance has been written to assist local authorities (LAs), schools and other educational settings, in becoming more familiar with how personal budgets are being used, and how they might be used, as part of the change from statements to Education, Health and Care plans.

The context for this development is explained, both in terms of a general move towards services taking a more personalised approach to the people they work with and to how this ties in with the changes to the system for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, known as the SEND Reforms.

This guide builds on previous work by KIDS and Consortium Members In Control, OPM and NAFIS, particularly the suite of documents known as Making It Personal 2 (MIP 2).

These are:

  • How to commission for personalisation.
  • Making it Personal 2: A Family Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • Making it Personal 2: A Provider Guide to Personalisation, Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • Making it Personal 2: The Family Service SEND Framework.

You can access all these documents below or using the link to the KIDS website.