Ask for a personal budget
You can ask for a personal budget:
- When the local authority has completed an EHC needs assessment and confirmed it will issue an EHC plan for your child. Contact the SEND Statutory Assessment and Review Service (SENDSARS)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0114 273 6394.
- During the annual review of your child’s EHC Plan. Contact your SENCO (or equivalent at college) before the annual review meeting. They will raise this with SENDSARS.
SENDSARS will discuss what can be provided as a personal budget for special educational provision.
You can also make requests for a personal health budget or a social care budget directly to the relevant services at any time.