Common Terminology 

For parents opting to have a Personal Budget for needs identified in your child’s Education, Health & Care Plan, the following guide to terminology may be helpful.

Refer to this guide alongside advice from your Independent Supporter, Key Worker or Parent Partnership worker.  Use the blank spaces below to record any references you encounter that are not listed. 

Term

Meaning

AQP

Any qualified provider (used in preferred provider lists)

CoP

Code of Practice

CCG

Clinical Commissioning Group

CDF

Common Delivery Framework

Common delivery model

Developed by SQW for the Individual Budgets (IB) for families with disabled children pilot programme

CYP

Children and Young People

CDC

Council for Disabled Children

DP

Direct Payment

EHC Plan

Education, Health & Social Care Plan

ES

Early Support

FIS

Family Information Service

FSD

Family Services Directory

ISP

Independent Specialist Provider

IS

Independent Supporter

Joint Commissioning

Commissioning arrangements that are coordinated or integrated across agencies or groups

Matrix of Need

Matrix determining levels of need

PST

Pathfinder Support Team

RAS

Resource Allocation System

RIQ

Resource Indication Questionnaire to differentiate between levels of need

SE7

South East 7 – a consortium of 7 local areas in the South East of England acting as a SEND pathfinder- Surrey, Hampshire, Medway, East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Kent

SEN DPs

Special educational needs direct payment

TAC/TAF

Team around the child/Team around the family

VCS

Voluntary and community sector