The Children's Direct Payment Support Service (CDPSS) is there to help you use the direct payments that have been allocated to your child. Currently the hours are usually used by parents/guardians to employ a 'Personal Assistant' to look after their child in order to give them the short break from caring responsibilities that they are after.
The service is there to help you use direct payments by setting you up as an employer, to help with payroll services, insurance, any DBS (previously CRB) checks that need to be done and provide employer/employee contracts amongst other things.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the CDPSS (part of the Short Breaks team) – 01234 56789 or email email@example.com
Servelec Council will be moving towards providing children and young people who need social care a 'Personal Budget'. This is not a pot of money but allows families to have more choice and flexibility where there is a need for support. However, for example, if a family insisted to continue to employ a personal assistant the cost of this would be drawn from their personal budget.
More information will be posted on this site as this progresses. In the process of moving over to personal budgets you may be asked if the Short Breaks team can complete a 'RAS' with you. This is simply a questionnaire designed to find out the needs of our child. You can find a copy of the RAS questions currently being used in the downloads section on this page.