Personal Budgets (Education, Health and Care Plans)

A Personal Budget is an allocated amount of money issued to support the outcomes of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan. A Personal Budget can be controlled by parents, carers or young people themselves and offer more flexibility, choice, and control over the support used.

Personal Budgets are optional and if you choose to have one, it will be recorded in the EHC Plan itself. If you choose not to have a Personal Budget, the money will be managed by professionals to support your child in the normal way. The option of a Personal Budget will be discussed with you by a LA Officer during the drafting of the EHC Plan and at an Annual Review.

Council's SEND Personal Budgets Policy (PDF 155 kB)