The Disabled Children’s Family Support and Reviewing Team (FSRT) is based at the Lough Road Centre. The team is part of the Disabled Children's Service (DCS).
All the children accessing this service will have a Child in Need (CIN) support plan and Personal Budget (PB) in place following a Children and Family single assessment of their needs undertaken by a social worker. Once a child’s plan is agreed by the Islington Education, Health and Care Management Board, if there are no safeguarding concerns and no ongoing role for a social worker, cases step down to this team.
Their main role of the Family Support and Reviewing Practitioner (FSRP) is to review your child’s Child in Need Support Plan on an annual basis and to act as a point of contact for non-urgent issues and we aim to visit children either at home or at school every 6 months. This is to ensure the package of support continues to meet the needs of your disabled child and your family and focus resources on the best ways to achieve positive outcomes. Wherever possible these reviews will be part of your child’s annual education, health and care plan review arranged by your child’s school.
The FSRT will also offer individualised family support to a small number of families requiring a lead professional, this role is however limited; in most cases the FSRP will only be able to provide advice and signposting to other services.