Introduction

We believe that the basic needs for disabled children are no different from those of any other child. But we recognise that some disabled children have additional needs, or face additional barriers which inhibit and prevent their inclusion in society. And it is those children, that we endeavour to support.

This service covers:

  • Children’s Social Care Disability Service
  • Children’s Social Care Disability Early Support Services
  • Short Breaks Service
  • Somerset Supporter Service
  • Direct Payment Scheme
  • Home based care
  • Short Breaks Foster Care

The team works closely with colleagues in the Health and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services.

  • Children’s Autism Outreach Team (for children up to age 13)
  • Occupational Therapy Service – specialist environmental and functional assessors in the home, school, respite and other venues

Contact us;

Email: childrens@somerset.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 123 2224