An EHCP/SEN personal budget is a specified amount of money made available to deliver elements of an Education, Health and Care plan in a flexible way.  Personal Budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person and are available for goods and services to meet EHCP outcomes that are additional to or different from those normally available in schools.  Personal budgets cannot be used to purchase educational places, and monies cannot be removed from core provision of a school to provide this.  They are used where a child/ young person's needs are such that a different approach to meeting education outcomes is required.  Education personal budgets might involve a direct payment, (handing over money to young people or parents/carers to use themselves in an agreed way) but more often the Local Authority will take on contracting and pay for services.



12.1  Personal Budgets and EHCPs

12.2  Personal Budgets FAQ

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Last Update 1 December 2016 by Findability Team.