Support for Families with Children with Disabilities
The Isle of Wight Children with Disabilities service work with Hampshire County Council. It believes and understands that children and young people should receive high quality, co-ordinated and family-centred support. The support is based on assessed needs and promotes social inclusion, enabling them and their families, where possible, to live ordinary lives.
The Children Act defines a child as disabled:
“'if he/she is blind, deaf or dumb or suffers from a mental disorder of any kind or is substantially or permanently handicapped by illness, injury or congenital deformity or other such disability as may be prescribed.”
We also know that social and environmental factors affect a child’s level of disability and that the care needs of these children and the demands on those parent(s)/carer(s) and/or siblings can be exceptional.
View the Children's Social Care Threshold and Eligibility Criteria.
If you believe that your child is eligible for support, please call 0300 300 0177 for an initial assessment of need. If this line is engaged you will be put through to an answerphone. Leave your name and number and we will call you back as quickly as possible.
The following services and organisations provide further advice, guidance and support:
If you would like to find out how to make a complaint about this service, please visit the 'contact' tab above and click on the 'make a complaint about this service' tab or find out more about the children's services complaints process.