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Disabled Children's Team

The Disabled Children's Team is a team made up of a team manager. 11 social workers and 2 family support workers.  The team works to support children, young people, families and parent/carers where a child has a disability or complex health needs from 0 - 17.

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. The family support workers provide family time sessions and work with disabled children and their families who are receiving a direct payment.

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

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 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.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Disabled Childrens Team

Where to go

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

Local Offer

Last updated on 17/02/2020
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