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13. Legal considerations

Relevant legislation:

  • Section 49 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
  • For children and young people under 18, local authorities are under a duty to offer direct payments for services which the local authority may provide to children with disabilities, or their families, under section 17 of the Children Act 1989.
  • The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014
  • The Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014
  • The National Health Service (Direct Payments) Regulations 2013.
  • The Care Act 2014
  • The Care and Support (Personal Budget and Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014