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Disabled Children's Social Work Team (DCT)

The Disabled Children’s Team is part of the Islington Disabled Children’s Service co-located with Health and the Early Support Team at the Northern Health Centre.

The team works with disabled children with severe and complex needs to provide statutory social work services as set out in National and Departmental legislative frameworks.

The DCS Threshold Statement sets out the eligibility criteria for children/young people to receive a service from the Disabled Children’s Social Work Team.

The team undertake child in need assessments of disabled children and their families, work with families to address safeguarding concerns, respond to urgent crisis situations and provide support to children who are looked after.

If a child’s assessment identifies a need for additional support, social workers will work with families to complete a child in need support plan and refer to the Personalisation Team for support planning.

Once a support plan is agreed, if there are no safeguarding concerns and there is no ongoing role for a social worker, a case will transfer to the Disabled Children’s Family Support Team for review.

 

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7527 3366
E-mail
disabledchildren.team@islington.gov.uk

Location

Address
Northern Health Centre
580 Holloway Road
Islington
London
Postcode
N7 6LB

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Other Details

Who is this service for?
The team provides statutory social work support and services to children with severe and complex needs and their families who reside in the London Borough of Islington.
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Referrals are accepted from parents/carers, public, teachers, doctors and other professionals as well as from the voluntary sector.

Record updated: 29/11/2017