A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets



Personal budgets are relatively new, but their use and uptake are likely to increase as the SEND Reforms are rolled out.

There is huge variation in people’s understanding of personal budgets, the use of direct payments, the approach to recruitmen, information about personal budgets and the skills of professionals and families. Local agencies and safeguarding children’s boards should take responsibility for leading a programme of work that maximises the potential of personal budgets while minimising risk and promoting wellbeing. They should also put in place consistent and easy-to-understand guidance that supports all parties.

Read the guide here - A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets 





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