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.