SCIE Report 36: Enabling risk, ensuring safety: Self-directed support and personal budgets

Messages

'Importantly, respondents wanted clear policies about what should happen when safeguarding issues arise and self-directed care may be terminated abruptly.' (Department of Health 2009).

Corporate level

The corporate level relates to how a whole organisation is responding to the challenge of providing choice and control at the frontline and ensuring that practitioners, people who use services and carers are enabled to take positive risks while staying safe.  It covers how the sorts of risk associated with direct payments, care and support planning and management, self-directed support and personal budgets are being managed by local authorities.

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