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.

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