Child Disability Team

The Child Disability Team is a specialist team who look after the specific needs of children and young people with disabilities. It is one of the services provided in Neath Port Talbot that works with disabled children and their families with a view to providing services to assist in minimising the effects of a child’s disability and to enhance their well-being, and families to meet the needs of their child, with a disability.

These needs can be due to:

  • Learning or physical disability
  • Chronic illness
  • Sensory disability

The team consist of Social Workers, Practice Support Workers, an Occupational Therapist and Behaviour Support Worker. The Team work with a number of Professionals to promote and safeguard the well-being and welfare of disabled children and young people.

Following an assessment of need, the Child Disability Team can provide services that include:

  • Carers Assessment
  • Specialist play through our Portage service for pre-school children
  • Direct Payments
  • Respite Services
  • Behavioural Support
  • Access to Specialist Needs Groups
  • Referral to Young Carers for siblings
  • Information on Early Intervention Panel, and Specialist support groups in the community if Statutory services are not appropriate
  • Support if necessary until the child attains the age of 18 years
  • Transition to Adult Services if required

The purpose of the assessment is to gather information and to identify the needs of the child or children and/or their family and the nature and level of support.

For further information or advice on non-statutory support available please contact the SPOC (Single point of Contact) Team on 01639 686802 (Open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4.30pm on a Friday) and speak to the Duty Worker.

SPOC
01639 686802 01639 686802 voice +441639686802

Written referrals can be made by parents/Carers or other Professionals with the consent of parents, and are made to the Single Point of Contact Team (SPOC) at:

Adult & Children S.P.O.C. Team
Neath Port Talbot C.B.C.
Neath Civic Centre
Water Street
NEATH
SA11 3QZ
pref
01639 686802 01639 686802 voice +441639686802

You can download a referral form by clicking

Integrated Referral Form
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and returning to 

Action For Children Wales (Gweithredu dros Blant)
St David's Court, 68a Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9DN Tel: 029 2022 2127
Website: visit Action for Children Website

NPT Pupil Inclusion
Website: visit NPT Pupil Inclusion website

NPT Special Educational Needs Transport
Tel: (01639) 763812
Website: visit NPT Special Educational Needs website

Blue Badges
Tel: (01639) 686868, Email: fcs@npt.gov.uk
Website: visit Blue Badges website

NPT Safeguarding Children Board
Website: visit NPT Safeguarding Children Board website

Ysgol Maes y Coed
Heol Hendre, Bryncoch, Neath SA10 7TY Tel: 01639 643648, Fax: 01639 643647
Email: maesycoedspecial@npted.org
Website: visit website

Integrated Autism Service
West Glamorgan Transformation Office, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN Tel: 01792 633805
Website: visit website