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KIDS launches free eLearning for parents of disabled children and young people

April 8, 2013

A press release from Kids:

Today KIDS launches a new eLearning package for parents and carers, aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how they may impact on their family life.

 

KIDS is the charity that works with disabled children, young people and their families. As part of the ‘Making it Personal’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS has created an eLearning suite aimed at parents and carers of disabled children and young people.

 

Anyone wishing to access the free eLearning can do so by creating an account here: http://elearning.kids.org.uk/login/index.php

 

The eLearning is intended as a simple walk through some of the information presented in the ‘Taking a Personal Approach: A Parents Guide to Personal Budgets’ handbook.

The handbook was produced earlier this year for parents and carers about personal budgets and how ongoing government changes may affect them.

 

The Parent’s Handbook is still freely available in long and short versions for ease of use. You can download it from the KIDS website www.kids.org.uk/information/100347/106207/106214/106217/for_parents_and_carers/

 

KIDS worked together with OPM, Disability Rights UK, In Control, NAFIS and the Daycare Trust under the ‘Making it Personal’ project to develop a suite of resources, including guidance for commissioners and others in children’s services on how to commission for personalisation, along with a handbook for parents and carers of disabled children on what personal budgets are and how they can be used.

 

Work on the current ‘Making it Personal’ project ceased at the end of March 2013, however all of the resources are still available online to use.

For more information on this project, please visit www.kids.org.uk/mip

 

This work was developed in response to the Department for Education’s Green Paper Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability (DfE 2011)

 

KIDS works across all of England. The charity has also pioneered a range of approaches for working with disabled children including Portage (home learning), Direct Short Breaks and England’s first inclusive adventure playground.

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