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Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) - BCP Council

Our purpose: We provide tailored, focused support where there is a family with a child or children with a severe disability, to empower the family to function effectively.

What we do: The Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) offers specialist support to children when there is a combination of factors related to a disability or health condition, the family's ability to cope and the resources available to the family. Our priority aim is to ensure the child develops to their full potential and is free from harm, neglect and abuse.

Most of the children we work with have multiple disabilities and health conditions that result in them having exceptional care needs.

The team can help in a range of ways depending upon the individual family circumstances identified in the assessment.  These may include:-

  • Co-ordination of a multi-agency plan to support the child and family.
  • Support with behaviour management.
  • Referrals to other specialist services for support.
  • Access to Sessional workers
  • Provision of Direct Payments to purchase additional care and support.
  • Day care or overnight breaks for disabled children.

How do families access our service? Families can request an assessment of their situation by the Children's Services Hub. Following assessment, if a case does not meet criteria for the Children with Disabilities Team (CWD), advice will be provided to access appropriate/recommended services, such as:

  • Open Access Short Breaks
  • Play schemes that are experienced and skilled in meeting complex needs
  • Youth clubs that are experienced and skilled in meeting complex needs
  • Children's Learning Disabilities Services
  • Child Development Centre
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Community Nursing
  • Portage
  • Schools
 Address
BCP Council
Dolphin Centre
Poole
Dorset
Postcode
BH15 1SA
 Telephone
01202 458216
Contact Name
Sue Stirk
Contact Position
Team Manager
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times Available:
Monday: 8.30am - 5.15pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5.15pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5.15pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5.15pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.45pm
Availability:
All Year Round
Age:
From 5 years  0 months to 18 years  0 months.
Costs:
This Service is Free
Special Provisions:
Emotional needs
Visual impairment
Physical Disability
Motor impairment
Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
Hearing Impairment
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Referral Procedure:
Through Children and Young People's Social Care Referal and Assessment Team on 735046
Languages Spoken:
English
Description

 


SEN and Disabilities Service Description

The Children with Disabilities team provide tailored, focused support where there is a family with a child or children with a severe disability, to empower the family to function effectively.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes
Recognised As (Scheme):
Access to Leisure Provider