Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS)
This project ran from 2013 to 2015.
We were funded to help implement the Scottish Government’s commitment to provide independent information and support for children and young people about Self-directed Support.
Self-directed Support enables adults and children and young people to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control as they want of their individual budget.
The Social Care (Self-directed Support) Scotland Act 2013 came into force in 2014.
A final report, I Want the Same As You: Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support, was produced by Dr Susan Elsley and Children in Scotland in July 2015.
The report considers what makes for an effective independent information and support service for children, young people and their parents and carers accessing Self-directed Support.
Children in Scotland also produced a short summary of final recommendations and key messages from our consultation and engagement work with parents, carers, children and young people.
SDS Providers Event
In June 2013 Providers and Personalisation hosted an event in partnership with Children in Scotland to explore the issues around Self-directed Support for children and families.
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