Disabled Children's Service

Disabled Children's Service

Our services support disabled children and their families. We also help them to access mainstream services.

Our aim is to:

  • help disabled children and their families lead normal lives
  • support and improve disabled children's health, wellbeing, growth, development and enjoyment

Read more about our service short breaks statement [PDF] (file size 103Kb)

Who we are

The service is made up of teams who work together to provide a holistic service, with each having its own professional focus.

Our teams are:

Who we help

Our services are for children:

  • up to the the age of 18 who are resident in the borough
  • with a physical or mental disability that substantially and adversely affects their ability to carry out day-to-day activities

These disabilities include:

  • physical disabilities
  • profound sensory impairment
  • chronic and permanent ill health condition
  • autistic spectrum disorder with a learning disability
  • learning disability
  • a serious life limiting or terminal illness

ADHD, Asperger syndrome and mental health problems

Social work teams and local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provide services for children with:

  • emotional and behavioural problems
  • ADHD
  • Asperger syndrome
  • mental health problems

Information about how to access these services is outlined in our leaflet: