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Home Ed, EHCP & personal budget?

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YellowKnitting Sun 03-Dec-17 08:10:40

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.

DeloresJaneUmbridge Sun 03-Dec-17 08:18:44

I've never heard of this as my experience of Direct Payments are they pay for care needs.
Doesn't mean it's not worth exploring though,

YellowKnitting Sun 03-Dec-17 10:11:19

Thanks Delores.

MsGameandWatching Sun 03-Dec-17 10:12:59

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.

YellowKnitting Sun 03-Dec-17 11:56:08

Ooh thanks MissGame, that's good to hear!! Do you happen to know if there were specific circumstances or they just fought for it?

Saracen Sun 03-Dec-17 21:00:47

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.

YellowKnitting Sun 03-Dec-17 22:43:03

Thanks Saracen. Yes I'm in that group- I'll have a search!

YellowKnitting Sun 03-Dec-17 22:48:49

Thanks again Saracen, I've just had a search in that group (didn't think to do so before- lots of info! Thanks!

dataandspot Tue 05-Dec-17 19:49:20

If you do inter high or other virtual education does it affect your tax credits? I have a 17 year old so no precedent of home education. They previously had tutiton from school at home.

Schroedingerscatagain Wed 06-Dec-17 10:25:41

Dd is at Interhigh with a funded ehcp, our local pru has oversight and handle the funding

Bristol offer Interhigh as part of their local package I believe

When we joined Interhigh 3 years ago there were approximately 23 L.A.’s or schools funding places

Branleuse Wed 24-Jan-18 17:34:58

did you have to prove that your dc could not function in a normal school environment to get funded for interhigh?

Schroedingerscatagain Thu 25-Jan-18 11:49:48

Yes, she was awarded an ehcp as she failed to transition to secondary due to emerging health conditions but that was a fight initially

Chugalug Wed 28-Feb-18 17:17:32

Hello ,yes this was going to be what happened with my 18 yr old son,as a placement could not be found for him...in the end the lea paid for him to go to a private school.

Chugalug Wed 28-Feb-18 17:19:04

Ahh no sorry my apologies I didn't read your statement properly..we were not home educating at the time he was on role with Lea.

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