Personal budgets: paying for services (SEND)
What is a personal budget?
We are reviewing our personal budget service and will update these pages when we have a new policy.
Children or young people with a special educational need (SEN) or a disability can get extra money from the council. It's called a 'personal budget'.
A personal budget is used to buy services and support that will help the child or young person live more independently.
You can get a budget if an assessment shows they have:
- social care needs: if they need individual support in their home and outside; or
- health needs: if they have a complex, long-term, or life-limiting condition; or
- educational needs: if they have a greater difficulty in learning than the majority of other children at school or college.
Video explaining what a personal budget is and what it can be used for