Islington Council Disabled Children’s Service is an integrated, multi-agency and co-located partnership of services offering information, advice, assessment, intervention and support to children with severe and complex needs.
It provides services for children aged 0-18 (social care) and 0-19 (health) and potentially young adults up to the age of 25 with eligible needs via the Transition Team based in adults services.
The DCS Threshold Statement sets out the eligibility criteria for children/young people to receive a service from the Disabled Children’s Service.
There are four social care teams within the Disabled Children’s Service, see following links for further information, contact and referral details for each team:
- Early Support Team
- Disabled Children Social Work Team (DCT)
- Disabled Children's Family Support Team (DCFST)
- Personalisation Team
The Disabled Children's Service works in partnership with Islington SEND Community Support Service which provides a range of information and support to parents and carers in the borough and can be approached directly by families or professionals.
Likewise, our Short Breaks Service can consider requests for additional support without necessarily the need for an assessment, and offers a range of breaks and activities including after school clubs, holiday playschemes and outreach services.
NB If you are worried a disabled child may be at risk of harm you should always contact the Social Work Duty Team directly on 020 7527 3366.