Social Care

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Support and services are available for children and young people with disabilities who have been assessed as a Child in Need (CIN), and who may also have an Education, Health and Care Plan. Services provided by the team include:

  • Assessment of eligibility and access to short break services
  • Arrangement of and assistance with personal budgets. More information about personal budgets and direct payments is available on the KIDS website
  • Support to enable a disabled child access leisure activities in the community
  • Support in the home with the care of a disabled child
  • Support to be assessed for and access to adaptations in the home and special equipment
  • Provision of information, advice and support and signposting/referral to appropriate support organisations and services

The support received is reviewed by the child’s social worker every six months, which should be timed to coincide with the child’s annual review if they have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

In addition, if a child is looked after by the LA (Section 32 of the Children and Families Act 2014), they will have a Care Plan which includes a Personal Education Plan (PEP). The Care Plan statutory reviews will be timed wherever possible to take place at the same time as their Education, Health and Care Plan annual review.

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