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Children with Disabilities


The Children with Disabilities Team (CWDT) is a specialist Social Work team providing support, advice, assessments and access to specialist services to children and young people with disabilities and their parents/carers resident within the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Eligibility criteria

  • Children or Young people with Disabilities aged from 0 to 18
  • Resident within the London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Has a substantial and critical learning , physical or sensory disability and/or
  • Has life limiting or life threatening condition and/or
  • Has a severe autistic spectrum disorder

Support available

The CWD team provides support to minimise the impact of the significant needs of the child on the day to day living arrangements of the child and their family/carers.

Typically the child or young person meeting the criteria will require a range of services to promote or safeguard their health, development and/or well-being. 

Support identified is outcome focused and aims to minimise the impact of the disability.  Support with adaptations, challenging behaviour and short breaks respite are some of the services that may be offered following an assessment to determine the needs of the child and their parent/carer. 

The Children with Disabilities Team works in partnership with schools, health and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for the child/young person and their family/carers.

Contact details

Children's Social Care MASH Team, for 0 to 18 years, telephone 01895 556644.

Last reviewed: 25/07/2018

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