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KIDS launches free suite of resources to support families with disabled children who will use personal budgets.
KIDS has launched a new suite of resources to support families and carers of disabled children who will be using the new personal budgets.
KIDS is a national charity that works with disabled children, young people and their families.
As part of the ‘Making it Personal’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS has worked with a number of partners to develop a new suite of resources to explore how personal budgets can be used to their best advantage.
As part of the ‘Making it Personal’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS has worked with a number of partners (OPM, Disability Rights UK, In Control, NAFIS and the Daycare Trust) to develop a new suite of resources to explore how personal budgets can be used to their best advantage.
These resources consist of:
- A handbook for parents and carers of disabled children and young people.
- Interactive eLearning for parents and carers, drawing on the handbook.
- Guidance for commissioners and others in children’s services on how to commission for personalisation.
Parents and carers of disabled children can download the Parent’s Handbook here: http://www.kids.org.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/106217/for_parents_and_carers/
Anyone wishing to access the Commissioner’s Guidance can download it here:http://www.kids.org.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/106216/for_commissioners/
If you want to find out more about the ’Making it Personal’ project, you can find more information here: http://www.kids.org.uk/mip
This work was developed in response to the Department for Education’s Green Paper Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability (DfE 2011)
"To give parents confidence by giving them more control over the support their family receives, we will introduce more transparency in the provision of services for children and young people who are disabled or who have SEN. Parents will have real choice over their child's education and the opportunity for direct control over support for their family. We propose the option of a personal budget by 2014 for all families with children with a statement of SEN or a new 'Education, Health and Care Plan', many of whom will have complex support needs. Key workers will be trained to advise families and help them navigate the range of help available across health, education and social care."
KIDS works across all of England. The charity has also pioneered a range of approaches for working with disabled children including Portage (home learning), Direct Short Breaks and England’s first inclusive adventure playground.
The Families Information Service has information about short breaks, accessible swimming sessions, clubs for young people with a range of special needs.