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Children with Disabilities Team

The Children with Disabilities Team

The Children with Disabilities Team includes:

  • A Team Manager
  • A Practice Manager  with responsibility for office management and the Duty System
  • 2 Social Worker’s responsible for complex cases and child protection. One of these is a sensory lead.
  • A Social Worker with a special interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • A Family Support Worker Leading on Transition
  • A Family Support Worker responsible for supporting the qualified Social Workers and direct work with families
  • 1 Business Support Officer
  •  1 Screening Officer

 The Children with Disabilities Team provides:

  • Advice and guidance on service and resources
  • S47 Child Protection investigations.
  • Public Law Outline processes / care proceedings _
  • Single Social Work Assessments (sometimes jointly with the First Contact team) Disabled Person’s Assessments and Child in Need Reviews.
  • Helps families plan for the future
  • Provides support to families
  • Organises short breaks
  • Finds opportunities for children to have fun, and
  • In some cases provides long term alternative care Section 17 & 20 of The Children Act 1989.
 Last updated: 31 Dec 2019

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