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Children with Disabilities

How we may be able to help

There are three levels of services available:-

Universal Services

These are services that are available to all children and young people such as education, general practitioner services, health visitors, community activities, youth centres, sports and leisure centres, after school clubs and play activities.  These services will be the first point of contact for families.  We promote inclusion and support universal services to meet the needs of children and young people with disabilities.  Assessment is not needed to access these services.

Targeted Services

These services are early help services where children and families require additional support and often support from more than one agency (i.e. TAPPAS/TAF)

Specialist Services

These are services available to children and families who have been assessed as meeting the eligibility criteria from the Council's Integrated Services/Children with Disability Team or the Continuing Care guidance in the NHS.

These services also include

  • Provision of advice, information, support and practical help.
  • A social worker or key worker and linking with other services e.g. Health / Education
  • Short Break provision - residential and foster care
  • Direct payments
  • Support to access social and community activities.
ID: 1818, revised 09/09/2021