Children with disabilities
All disabled children are deemed 'children in need' and are
entitled to an assessment by a Social Worker within seven working
days. Family Support Services are then provided according to
Children with severe disabilities (learning, physical, medical
conditions, autism etc) and their families receive a range of short
break services, home and community bases, or overnight stays from
All children have a plan reviewed at three to six month
intervals. Most families are allocated a Social Worker to oversee
their service provision; less complex cases are monitored within
the Family Support reviewing system.
Wherever possible inclusive services are promoted and developed.
Planning and Service Delivery is in partnership with Childrens
Services, Health, Leisure Services and Voluntary organisations.
Parents are sitting member of all Sefton's planning groups for
Parents are financially assessed for services received in
keeping with Council Policy.
A children with disabilities team is based in Sterrix Lane
Centre in Litherland. The team work with children who have
permanent and significant disabilities. They offer a variety of
services including family based shared care
schemes, summer play scheme, be-friending / enabling scheme.
Individual packages of care and support are developed to enable
children to remain living in their family and community. The team
is also linked to Sefton Resource Centre and Springbrook, which is
a residential unit providing short stays for children with
Transforming Short Breaks
Short Breaks Statement has been published following
consultation with parents and carers and working alongside the
P.A.C.T.S parents forum. Please take a look and let us know what we
can do to improve it. Inside you will find information covering
eligability, specialist support services for disabled children aged
0-5yrs, 5-11yrs, disabled teenagers and parents, as well as a
useful glossary pf terms.
Last Updated on 11/19/2013