Disabled Children and Young People’s Team

The Disabled Children and Young People’s Team assess and support children and young people between the ages of 0-18 and 18-25 if they remain in education. 

The legislation that covers this work of the team is the Children Act (1989), the Children and Families Act (2014) and the Care Act (2014).  The aim of the DCPYT is  that disabled children and young people and supported within their families, that they are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential in achieving independence, education, employment and they are fully included and valued members of their local communities. The team also work with young people to prepare them for transition to adulthood and support them through the process

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Cusick
Contact Position
Group Manager
020 3373 3832 020 3373 3832

Where to go

London Borough Of Newham, Newham Dockside, 1000
Dockside Road
E16 2QU
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Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

In order to receive support from the Disabled Children and Young People’s Team a child or young person must first meet criteria for support from Children or Adult Social Care. The Disabled Children and Young People’s Team works with children and young people with complex needs relating to a learning disability and/ or physical disability.

The teams also provide a service for young people aged between 18-25 when they remain in education and meet the criteria for adult services. A specific diagnosis does not automatically mean that a child would be eligible or is best supported within the team. The team’s focus is with children and young people  with significant needs and will fit one or more of the criteria . Severe or profound learning disability, Severe or profound physical disability, Complex health needs expected to last more than one year, Severe or profound communication difficulties, Severe development delay.  

If you feel that a young person or child meets the criteria and would wish to be considered for a service. A referral will need to be made to MASH  which is as part of Newham’s Integrated Front Door. To making a referral to the team contact www.newham.gov.uk/mash or via the secure mailbox: MASH@newham.gcsx.gov.uk or call 0232734600.

is 18 and above a referral will need to be made to Adult services, contact 02084302000 Option 2 or  https://adultsocialcare.newham.gov.uk/Pages/contactadultsocialcare.aspx


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