Can I be refused a direct payment for my child?
We can refuse a direct payment if:
- the service the parent wishes to purchase would not meet the child's needs
- a parent refuses to obtain a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Check on a potential personal assistant or sessional support worker
- a parent wishes to employ someone who does not have a satisfactory outcome to their CRB Check
- it does not appear that the parent is capable of managing the payments