Through our work to support the formation and development of Family Information Services, and to promote the need for accessible, quality information and guidance to support local authorities to meet their duties under section 12 of the Childcare Act 2006, NAFIS has undertaken a number of projects. The projects include various publications on best practice, service development and toolkits, annual conferences, regional seminars and training, both accredited and ad-hoc.
Making It Personal: supporting choice and inclusion for disabled children, young people and their families
NAFIS is working with KIDS, and a consortium of partners, to provide advice and information to parents and carers of disabled children and young people, as well as commissioners, around personal budgets.
KIDS, In-Control, and the Office of Public Management will be producing a range of resources including a parent handbook, e-learning and web resources for parents and commissioners of services which will be available at the end of 2012.
NAFIS and RADAR will be disseminating these resources to parents and carers via Family Information Services and other networks. Some of these resources will also be available on this area of the website. Throughout the course of the project we will be adding case studies of good practice in Family Information Services as well as testimonials from parents and young people who have used personal budgets.
In addition, we have recently completed a series of free workshops which looked at developing inclusive comprehensive FIS to families who have a disabled child or children and gave an overview of personal budgets. A briefing paper based on these seminars is available here.
Visit KIDS website for further information on the Making It Personal project.
For information about previous NAFIS projects, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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