Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland


child's plan
A co-ordinated single plan of action drawn up when there is a need for co-ordinated action involving two or more different agencies. Where a child protection intervention is required, the Child's Plan is known as a 'Child Protection Plan'. See also Getting it Right for Every Child
direct payment
a payment made to people who are eligible for adult social care services to spend on their social care needs.
Getting it right for every child
Getting it right for every child
an evidence-based approach designed to improve outcomes for children and young people from pre-birth until the age of 25. Topics/ People/ Young-People/ gettingitright [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
individual budget
A sum of money allocated to people with which they can buy the services and equipment they need to meet their support and care needs.
named person
An individual (e.g. a health visitor, guidance teacher) who acts as a point of contact for a child and their family in Scotland, providing help, advice or support if they need it. See also Getting it Right for Every Child
The result, change or benefit a person wants to achieve to meet their needs.
citizens are actively involved in selecting and shaping the services they receive
self-directed support
An approach to care and support that enables people to have informed choice and control about the way they use support to meet their care needs.
Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013
Legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in January 2013. The Act gives people a range of options for how their social care is delivered, beyond just direct payments, empowering people to decide how much ongoing control and responsibility they want over their own support arrangements.

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