Support Planning

Following agreement of the child/young person’s Personal Budget a support plan needs to be developed. This plan will explicitly demonstrate how the Personal Budget will be used to meet the individual’s agreed outcomes. Support plans can be developed by the child/ young person and their family and/or in partnership with a designated support planner who will help to develop the plan in a person centred way.

Good support planning involves looking holistically at a child/young person’s life to improve their health, safety, independence and wellbeing. A good support plan will identify:

  • who will provide each element of support,
  • who will be managing the budget
  • how the plan will meet the agreed outcomes and clinical needs
  • how the individual has been involved in the production of the plan
  • how any training needs will be met,
  • identifying any risks, consequences and mitigating actions,
  • contingency planning.