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Access to Social Care Support

The Children with Disabilities Service provides support to children and young people who have been diagnosed with a permanent, severe or profound disability, and their families.  Social workers and Assessment Workers will work with families to support them in ensuring that the children are happy, safe and making progress.

The Children with Disabilities Service provides advice and assistance to families with children who have severe, profound and complex disabilities.

The team aims to ensure that these children and young people are:

  • safe and protected from neglect and abuse
  • secure within their families or in alternative family settings if they are children who are looked after.
  • supported to achieve their full potential.
  • supported in the move to adulthood and to transfer to Adult Services if appropriate

Parents, carers, professionals or members of the public can make a referral to the Redbridge Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub to request support for children and young people who require services from the Children with Disabilities Service.

Information and advice can be obtained from the Children with Disabilities Service Duty Worker by contacting 0208 708 6092.

Children and Families Assessments will be carried out by a Social Worker within 35 working days to assess the need for services and support.

The assessment will take place within your family home, the Information is recorded on the Child and Family Assessment document. The worker will talk to you, your partner and to your child(ren) and to other members of your family.

Children's Services will gain your consent to talk to other people involved in your child’s life, for example professionals who know you and your child, including teachers, health visitors, doctors, housing officers and voluntary groups.

Discussions with all professionals known to your family will give a full picture of your child/ren and will identify support and the needs of your family. Records held by Education, Police and Children’s Services will be available to them.

Most parents want the best for their children, completing the assessment will help a social worker see the strengths and difficulties you and your family may be experiencing.

For more information please visit the Redbridge Local Offer pages.