This ‘At a glance’ briefing highlights some of the emerging findings from research and practice regarding risk taking and safety in the implementation of self-directed support and personal budgets. The briefing summarises research findings from UK and international studies and emerging practice. The aim is to highlight evidence of what may help or hinder risk enablement and adult safeguarding in the context of promoting independence, choice and control. It also provides some examples of how practice is developing.
The briefing does not constitute guidance or advice on safeguarding and self-directed support. Its main purpose is to signpost current and growing knowledge and to give an indication of potentially effective ways of working for all those interested in risk enablement, safeguarding and front-line practice in personalisation.