Making it Personal 2 (MIP2) was developed by KIDS from the initial Making it Personal (MIP) project funded by the Department for Education.  The initial Making it Personal project aimed to provide support and advice for parents and carers of disabled children and young people, along with commissioners around the subject of personalisation and personal budgets.

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MIP2 is the result of a consortium led by KIDS and involving the Office for Public Management (OPM), In Control, Family and Childcare Trust and the National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS). MIP2 partners worked alongside a number of local voluntary and statutory providers, groups of parents/carers, disabled children and young people and commissioners with an aim of building on the original MIP project to provide a suite of resources aimed at a wide ranging audience.

These resources will support those affected by the SEND reforms brought into force in September 2014 to gain a greater understanding of the changes and the impact these changes will have on the lives of families of disabled children and young disabled people.

Personal budgets

An aim of MIP2 is to inform providers and families of the changes that have taken place as part of the SEND reforms and the opportunities and challenges these will bring; as well as exploring the changes necessary for providers to be ready for personal budgets.

The information and support available to commissioners of education, health and social care services has been extended to support their readiness for personal budgets. Work also took place with Families Information Services to ensure they were given guidance on how to share the new information and their responsibilities under the Children and Families Act 2014.


  • For providers: guidance on how to become personal budget ready 
  • For families: extended guidance on personal budgets and direct payments  
  • For commissioners refreshed guidance  
  • For Family Information Services: new guidance to ensure that they are equipped to support families by identifying the range of services available to them under the local offer 

We hope you will share these free resources as widely as possible with anyone who may find them useful.

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Former Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson said:

"I'm proud we've sponsored these fantastic resources which will complement our SEND reforms.

"Children, young people and their families will now be at the centre of a more simple, joined-up system that provides the support they deserve.

"We're committed to helping families get the best information possible about the new system that will help children and young people with SEND from birth to 25."