Children, young people and families

Children, young people and families: latest service update

We continue to update the guidance on managing direct payments during the pandemic.

This is for those who:

  • manage their own direct payments
  • have support from Purple, the company we currently use, to manage their direct payments
  • manage direct payments on behalf of someone else

Read the COVID-19: direct payments for children frequently asked questions (PDF, 422KB)

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