Children and young people archive

This section contains resources and information about children, young people and families to directing their own support

How’s it Going Workshop

How are we doing with self-directed support for children, young people and families?  Four years after the self-directed support legislation came into force, what does it really mean for children, young people and families who need additional support?  We will be running workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen to provide a space for people to have an open discussion about the progress that has been made and to plan, with support, about what needs to happen now to enable lasting change and make choice and control a reality for children, young people and families.  If you would like more information on this workshop or how to book your place, please click here.

Briefing Paper – Returning Children to Middlesbrough

This briefing paper describes the work that Tim Keilty has been involved with in the ‘Returning Children to Middlesbrough‘ project

Children’s Providers Events

In Control Scotland has received funding from the Scottish Government to support the development of capacity and promote innovation around self directed support.  We are running ‘Children’s Providers’ sessions for organisations that provide support to children and families to explore further what self directed support means to the support and service you provide.  At the sessions you can hear about what we can offer and let us know what would be of most help to you and your organisation.  For more details click here

Family’s Stories Mostly Short Film


Keith - Families Stories Mostly image


We held the ‘Family’s Stories Mostly‘ event in Glasgow in February 2015 jointly with the Open University.  Here is a short film of the event.


Family’s Stories Mostly – Glasgow – 18th February 2015

In Control Scotland and the Open University in Scotland have organised an event with a focus on sharing stories of children, young people and families directing their own support.  The purpose of the event is mainly to hear from families and share what we can all learn from their experiences and the experiences of practitioners involved in supporting them.  On the day, we expect there will be lots of stories told in different ways.  The day will  also include keynote presentations, workshops and film.  For an information leaflet and booking form, please select the link: Family’s Stories Mostly

Taking the First Steps – Summer Pilot 2013


In Summer 2013, children and families in six local authorities were involved in ‘Taking the First Steps’.  This involved planning and directing how to use a small budget during the school summer holidays in the way that made most sense to them and would help them to get the best outcomes.  Click on the link below to view the results of the questionnaire that families completed at the end of the process to say what difference it had made to them.

Survey Evaluation Results – TTFS SummerPilot – All Local Authorities – November 2013

Children’s Menu

This Leaflet describes some of the work being carried out by some of the Self Directed Support (S.D.S) Projects Funded by Scottish Government. If you need help or advice with Self Directed Support one of the Services listed may be able to help you.

SDS childrens Menu v 8 (final)

Building a New Relationship with Children, Young People and Families

This short paper explores the elements of a new relationship between statutory agencies, services and children and families.

Download the PDF:Building New Relationships with Children, Young People and Families

Seven Steps – Enabling self-directed support – Crosby and Miller

Nic Crosby of In Control and Clive Miller of the Office for Public Manangement write about what personalisation means for all children and young people and describe a seven step process for self-directed support and how this relates in particular to children, young people and families.

Download the PDF:Seven Steps – ENABLING SDS CrosbyMiller Oct10 (2)