SCIE Report 36: Enabling risk, ensuring safety: Self-directed support and personal budgets
Enabling risk, ensuring safety
'The goal is to get the balance right, moving away from being risk averse while still having appropriate regard for safeguarding issues.' (IBSEN study, 2008)
By Sarah Carr, Senior Research Analyst, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Published: November 2010
Review date: November 2013
This shortened report contains an outline of some of the most recent research and emerging documented practice on risk enablement and frontline practice in the context of self-directed support and personal budgets.
Read a summary of the key messages from research and an overview of innovative practice.
The aims of this report, the issue, its importance, current practice and policy in this area.
What research says about practitioner attitudes.
The principal sources of research on personal budgets and self-directed support.
Key findings from the literature on personal budgets and self-directed support.
An overview of current practice in this area.