Decision details

Individual Budgets Procedure for Children and Young People

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Children’s Services approved a proposed procedure (Appendix 1 of the report) to give families of children or young people with disabilities the option of accessing an Individual Budget to meet their support needs. The Green Paper published on 9 March 2011 stated that by 2014 all families with children with a statement of Special Educational Needs would have the option of a personal budget.




(1)  the implementation of an Individual Budget procedure with effect from 1st August 2011, be approved; and


(2)  the procedure at (1) above be reviewed in 12 months time.

Report author: David Armstrong

Publication date: 26/07/2011

Date of decision: 21/07/2011

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/08/2011

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