Children’s Disability Service (CDS)
The Children’s Disability Service helps children with severe learning disabilities. We assess children up to age 16, and their families, for social care support.
We’ll do a family assessment if a child:
- has a severe learning disability
- is on level 4 of the Continuum of Need; and
- other services are not appropriate or have not been effective
We normally decide within 24 hours if we’ll do an assessment.
What we offer
The Children’s Disability Service can offer:
- information and advice
- referrals to other agencies; or
- a family assessment
If we identify a social care need which family networks or other professional networks cannot meet, we may develop a support plan. This will consider how to meet the need.
Refer to the Children's Disability Service
To access support, make a referral through the Single Point of Advice (SPoA).
The service is available:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm.
Friday 8.30am to 4.30 pm.
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