Most families of disabled children can access the support they need directly without a social care assessment or intervention. There are a number of universal and targeted services available to families through the local offer. These include parenting support services, short breaks and leisure activities and other relevant services.
Families who need specialist support above and beyond what can be accessed in the local offer will need a Child and Family assessment. If this assessments shows that specialist support is required, it will then be used to inform a personalised support plan created with your child or young person and your family. This plan will be recorded in a Disabled Child Support plan.
A Resource Allocation System will be used to help us understand the level of support your child needs to meet their outcomes. This tool will help us make consistent decisions around allocation of resources for all families. These decisions are currently made at a multi-agency care package panel Families may access this support through a personal budget.