Transfer of Cases
Children with disabilities who appear to meet the appropriate criteria should be referred directly to the Children's Disability Team with appropriate health and education assessments, if appropriate.
Child protection concerns
Where there are immediate child protection concerns and the child is not an open case to the Children's Disability Team the child should be referred to the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH), please refer to Worried about a child? .
When appropriate the Children's Disability Team social worker will offer specific disability advice and support.
Transition to adult's services
Children with Disabilities will be transferred to the Adults with a Disability & Supported Employment Service on their 18th Birthday if they require continuing services.
Children with Disabilities who are "Looked After" will be referred to the Adults with a Disability & Supported Employment Services with support from the Leaving Care Team.
Transfer of cases
|Task||Responsible Officer||Record Required||Timescale|
|Unless there are child protection concerns, all children with disabilities who meet the eligibility criteria of the Children with Disabilities Team should referred directly to that team.||Duty worker||FT||Immediately|
|Children's Disability Team to complete assessments and draw up child's plan.||Allocated worker||CID||Start within 7 days|
|Where there are child protection concerns the First Contact Team should notify the Children with Disabilities Team but Assessment & Intervention Team will hold responsibility for the case.||Contact Team Duty worker||FT||Immediately|
|Where the child is a child in need but has no significant disability then the case will be transferred to the appropriate child care team.||Allocated worker||FT||YS|
|Negotiate joint working with the Assessment & Intervention Team if appropriate.||Social Worker from both||CID||As required|
- Child protection
- Youth Offending
- Children with Disabilities