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Children with disabilities

We support children and young people who have a disability from birth to the age of 25 years old; this includes support for parent carers and for young carers.

Our aims are:

  • to help disabled children reach their potential by building on the things they are good at
  • to keep families together by supporting parents in caring for disabled children
  • to give good quality services in partnership with parents, carers and other people such as doctors, teachers and health visitors
  • to help protect disabled children who are at risk of harm or abuse


If you have asked for help we need to find out more about you and your child/children and family. We need to collect information, talk this through with you and agree what might be done and what services we can offer. We call this an assessment. This will be done by a social worker from our team.

You can find out more about an assessment in our document pdf icon What is an assessment? [521kb] 

Carers of disabled children also have a right to an assessment of their own needs and this can be arranged through our team.

Within the limits of our available resources we can:

  • give help, advice and information on services available
  • assess the needs of children and families
  • work with other people to make sure support for you and your child is properly co-ordinated
  • help with planning for the future as your child nears the age when he or she leaves school and becomes an adult

Contact us

Children and Young People with Disabilities Team
Priory Green
Whitburn Close