The final decision about placements is made by the learner’s home Local Authority, based on the preference expressed by the family and our assessment. Under the new Children and Families Act 2014 a parent or student can name a preferred college in an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Our students are funded by the Education Funding Agency and Local Authorities usually from education budgets with some input from social care and /or health as best meets the young person’s needs. Personal budgets can also be used to contribute to placement at Arbour House College.
Potens has multiple agencies in various locations around England and Northern Ireland offering suitable accommodation, supported living, domiciliary care and respite or short breaks. Please see our locations page for more information about services in your area, or please contact us to find out more. If you'd like to make a referral, please go here