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Personal budgets

  • Children, young people and families

The Children and Families Act introduced the right for parents and young people to request a personal budget to deliver aspects of an EHCP. Personal budgets are typically provided where universal or targeted provision is not available to meet the child or young person’s needs.

Where a personal budget is agreed for a child or young person with an EHCP, this will be set out in section J of the EHCP.

Not all young people with an EHCP will meet the criteria for social care intervention from Children’s or Adult Services and it's not always possible to offer a personal budget.

Where a personal budget is agreed, payments to parents, carers, the young person or his/her nominee, are made under the SEN Personal Budget Regulation (for an EHCP) and Direct Payment regulations.

The information on personal budgets includes the personal budget policy document adopted by the London Borough of Barnet and Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group.


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