Hi there, has anyone, or anyone you know or have heard of, ever received a personal budget that they could manage themselves via Direct Payments, when they've been electively home educating (not educating other than at school ) a child with an EHCP, which can be used for tutors, tutor centres, etc? I keep getting the impression that although extremely rare there are precedents for this, but I'm not sure if that's true or not.
I’m looking into this as well and have been told directly by two people that they’ve managed to get it. I would like it to pay for InterHigh. I’ve only just got the EHCP renewed though so I am letting the dust settle before I apply.
This subject arose twice in the last few weeks on the Facebook group "Home Educating our Special Needs children", which you might like to join. A few people said they had a personal budget for HE. There was some advice given which looked useful.