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Specialist and social care support (SEN and Disabilities)

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Universal support
  3. Targeted support
  4. Specialist and social care support

Specialist and social care support

All children and young people with a disability, as defined by the Children's Act (1989) are 'children in need' and are eligible for a social care assessment from the Council.

However, not all families want or need a full assessment.   

Types of support available

Support from the Council may include:

We will aim to

  • Provide information and advice
  • Support your child / young person to access universal services, and targeted services where necessary
  • Reduce risk of family breakdown if a family member is unable to fulfil their caring duties
  • Co-ordinate packages of care to support your child / young person and your family

How to access these services

We may need to carry out an assessment to see what support you need.

The support you will get will depend on the needs of your child / young person and your family.

See Referrals and assessments (SEN and Disabilities social care).

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