Support services for children with disabilities
Sandwell has a number of services that support children and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities and their families.
Who can get support from the services?
Anyone who lives in the borough of Sandwell or who goes to a Sandwell school can get support from the appropriate service. Each service has its own referral route and criteria for who can get support. More details on these are available by clicking the appropriate link below and from a series of factsheets and leaflets that you can request from the individual services.
What types of services are there?
- Social care services for children with disabilities - services that provide advice and support for disabled children, young people and their families in the area of social care. This includes arranging regular short breaks, help at home and details of play opportunities.
- Support for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in schools and in the early years - gives details of the services that support children and young people with SEN and disabilities in schools, other settings and at home.
Will you share information about my family and me?
Information that you or other people give us about you or your family will be shared between professionals within the services only with your consent and only if this is necessary for us to provide you with support.
When you agree to support from any of the services you will be asked to agree to information about you being shared in this way.
You can ask for all or particular pieces of information not be shared.
How do I get in contact with the services?
Contact details are on the pages for the individual services.