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Disabled Children's Team

The Disabled Children's Team is an integrated team made up of social workers, children's community learning disability nurses and family support workers.  The team works to support children, young people, families and carers where a child has a disability or complex health needs from 0 - 18.

The team also supports children in transition into Adult Services.  The social workers are involved in work with disabled children in care, safeguarding, court work, work with children in need and short breaks both Tier 2 and Tier 3.

The children's community learning disability nurses work with children with learning disabilities and/or autism and support with behaviour management, communication difficulties and social stories, anxieties and fears, structure and routine, relationships and feelings and emotions.  They also run the CYGNET parenting progremme.

All professional in the Team work on a multi agency basis with disabled children and their families.

Who to contact


Where to go

The Disabled Children's Team
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Gateway Plaza
Sackville Street
S70 2RD

Local Offer


Request for service can be made directly by children, young people, parents and carers by phone or by letter.

Request for service can also be made by any professional working with a family.  Note all professionals request for service need consent of the family unless the matter is a child protection/ safeguarding matter.  Request for service from professionals should be in writing.

The team communicate in a variety of ways with families dependant on what is most appropriate.  This can be face to face, by phone, text, letter or email.  Where necessary, interpreters/translators are used.  When involvement is longer term a plan of intervention is in place which is reviewed on a regular basis.

All the social workers and children's community learning disability nurses have recognised and up to date professional qualifications in their respective fields.  In addition staff in the team have extensive experience of supporting disabled children and their families.  All staff are supervised by the Team Manager.

Within the Disabled Children's Team we have:
Social Workers
Family Support Workers
Transition Senior Social Worker
Learning Disability Nurses
Short Breaks Social Worker

Last updated on 15/02/2019
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