A Personal Budget for Special Educational Needs (SEN) is money set aside to fund support as part of an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) for a child or young person with special educational needs. A personal budget must support the outcomes specified in the EHC Plan.


A personal budget is not new money, but is money that would have normally have been spent on a child and young person’s care and needs, which will now be used more creatively and flexibly to meet the child’s identified needs and outcomes in an EHC Plan.

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