Disabled children and young people and their families/carers need to have open to them the whole range of opportunities, services and activities that non-disabled children and young people take for granted, for example, voluntary leisure and community based activities such as sports facilities and clubs.
There are a number of services that make up the 'local offer' to families who for some reason cannot access services open to all. Some of these services will be able to be accessed without the need to speak to a social worker or other professional first. Parents/carers will be able to go direct to the service.
However, for some services there will be eligibility criteria; where services or additional support is only provided following assessment of need.
Disabled Children's Service
The Disabled Children's Service will provide a specialist assessment and possibly a care management service to those children and young people and their families/carers.
Eligibility will be decided on the basis of the information received from parents/carers, health and education professionals and observations and assessment made by the Disabled Children Service. Where it is felt that it is uncertain whether a child and family/carers qualify for a service, assessment will determine this.
Contact Duty and Consultation Service
- Phone 01484 456847