Childrens Disability Team
Address: Childrens Disability Team, Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA
- To signpost families to relevant universal and targeted services for disabled children that are available in the local community.
- To undertake social care assesments of disabled children in order to determine how best to support them and their families.
- To devise, implement and review Child in Need (CIN) Plans that are proportionate to the assessed needs identified following assessment, in line with the recommendations and decisions made by the Resource Panel.
- To review the effectiveness of interventions in delivering the outcomes stated in the child's plan.
- To provide a duty service during office hours to ensure a responsive and timely service to families, even when the child's allocated worker is unavailable.
- To provide a paediatric occupational therapy service in order to discharge the council's duty in relation to adaptations and provision of specialist equipment for disabled children. This work is undertaken alongside, and in partnership with, the community occupational therapy service hosted by Solent Health, which also includes a joint funded OT post.
- To co-ordinate transitional arrangements for young people who are known to the team so that they experience a smooth and positive transition to adulthood, and ensure a continuity of support from the relevant team within Adult Services.
- To maintain a register of disabled children who live in Portsmouth in accordance with duty set out in the Children Act 19989. Although registration is not mandatory, parents are encouraged to include their child's names on the register in order to assist the Local Authority and partner agencies to plan future services and target resources more effectively.
- To safeguard and promote the welfare of disabled children and young people
- To promote social inclusion for disabled children and young people and enable them to participate as full members of their community
- To ensure children and young people with complex and enduring disabilities receive timely, well-co-ordinated and high quality services that address the assessed needs and deliver the outcomes identified in partnership wiith children and their families.
- To maintain disabled children and young people within their families by supporting parents in their caring role through the provision of an appropriate level of support which enables them to lead and enjoy a normal family life.
PO1 2 BG
Tel: 0845 671 0271 Email: N/A
Service Category: Care