Request social care support for your child or young person

We can offer help to 0 to 18 year olds with:

  • severe and profound learning disabilities
  • physical and sensory disabilities
  • a combination of disabilities.

We recommend that you follow these steps if you feel that your child or young person may require additional support.

For children without disabilities, contact an Early Help service and for young adults over 18, contact adult social services.

1. Request social care support

To find out what care and support you need, you will need to contact us either by phone or email:

Let us know what your concerns are, and how you need support from Disabled Children's or Young People's Team.

Professional referral

If you are a professional working with a disabled child or young person, and you need to make a referral and either the child or young person is either known or not known to us complete our child referral form.

2. We will assess your request

A member of our Disabled Children's or Young People's Team will assess your child's and family's needs. This means we will talk to you about your situation and find out what you are worried about or what changes you would like to make in your life.

After the assessment, we'll agree what kind of care and support you need. This could include:

If we can't offer you any support because your assessment shows you're not eligible for our specialist disability services, we will always tell you about other organisations that could help you.