Working with funding panels: putting the Care Act into practice

11:30 – 12:45

There is increasing concern about funding panels overruling the professional judgments of social workers in decisions about whether the personal budget is sufficient to meet needs, and that they are working beyond the purpose they were intended for. This session will examine the legal context of making decisions about personal budgets and explore how social workers can develop ethical practice that reflects professional priorities. It will cover:

  • What the Care Act, statutory guidance and courts say about the role of funding panels
  • How funding panels work in practice
  • How to work effectively with funding constraints to achieve best outcomes for people with care and support needs
  • Defending your proposed care plan if overruled by a funding panel or budget-holder


Peter Feldon, independent social work trainer
Nageena Khalique QC, barrister, No 5 Chambers

*Please note there is a fee of £29 +VAT (£24 + VAT if booked before 27 July 2018) to reserve your place at this session.*

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