Child Disability Team

Child Disability Team

The Neath Port Talbot Social Services Child Care (Disability) Team work 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 give disabled children/young people and their families the opportunity to lead lives that are as normal as possible.

The Child Care (Disability) Team receive direct referrals, and following an assessment of need can provide a number of services that can be available to disabled children and their parents/carers.

These services include sitting services, personal care services, Outreach services and short-breaks with link carers or in specialist residential units. Shared care with specialist foster carers can also be arranged.

Other services we can help families access include help with challenging behaviour, play and leisure, Welfare Rights advice, Portage, therapeutic services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy etc), specialist placements and foster care.

Our Specialist Health Visitor and Community Nurse can also assist with co-ordinating children’s health needs and offering a comprehensive continence service.

We work with children and young people from birth to eighteen years if they are physically or sensory impaired, or have physical and/or learning disabilities and:-

  1. If their disability means they have significantly greater difficulty with physical, intellectual, social, emotional or educational development than the majority of children of the same age.
     
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  2. If these difficulties are such that the child requires Social Work assessment/care planning by the Child Care (Disability) Team.