Within Newham a number of agencies (including charities, parent groups, children’s centres, and youth services) provide support to children and young people with additional needs and their families.
For a small number of families due to their child’s needs or their circumstances additional support is required. In this instance professionals or families can contact the Local Authority to request a social care assessment to determine need and any support required.
If support is required from Social Care this may be through one of the Locality social care teams or for those children with more complex needs the Children and Young People with Disability Team.
The Children and Young People with Disability Team work closely with health and education partners to ensure children and young people are safe and achieve their potential. The team, depending on assessed need, can provide support to families such as:
- Social Work Support and advice
- Short Breaks (day and overnight)
- Personal Care
- Use of Direct Payments
Further information can be found through the following links:
- Universal credit