Family support for children with disabilities
Our Children with Disabilities service works with Hampshire County Council. We believe that children and young people should receive high quality, coordinated 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.
A child can be considered to be disabled if they have significant problems with learning, communication, comprehension, vision, hearing or physical functioning (Children Act 1989).
We also know that social and environmental factors affect a child’s level of disability, and the care needs of these children, and the demands on parents, carers and siblings, can be exceptional.
Is your child eligible for an assessment?
Telephone 0300 300 0117 for an initial assessment of need, if you believe your child is eligible for support. If the line is engaged, you will be put through to an answerphone to leave your contact details. We will contact you as quickly as possible.
Support services for children and families
The following services and organisations provide more advice and support:
- Autism Alert Programme (alert card, car sticker, passport and alert app) from Autism Hampshire
- Short Breaks
- Local Offer
- Personal Budgets
- Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
- Beaulieu House and our respite care home.
If you are unhappy with this service or any decisions made on your behalf, contact us or find out more about the children's services complaints process.