Disabled Children and Young People's Service (0-25)

The assessment process

An allocated officer from the Disabled Children and Young People's Service (0 - 25) will carry out an assessment of your child's needs. Any support that is offered by the service is always focused on individual needs and the particular circumstances of your family.  

The following are all taken into consideration as part of the assessment:

  • the extent of the child or young person's disability and how it impacts on their daily life
  • the child or young person's strengths/abilities
  • the impact of the child or young person's disability on being able to care for themselves and keep safe
  • the impact of the child or young person's disability on family life
  • the wishes of the child or young person and their family
  • the number of children or caring responsibilities the parent/s may have in addition to their disabled child
  • the amount of support from within the immediate family, extended family and community
  • disability related benefits that that the family are in receipt of to assist with the care of the disabled child or young person
  • information form professionals involved with the child or young person such as their school, GP or paediatrician.

The needs of the parent can also be considered as part of the assessment. For further information you can either discuss this with your allocated worker or contact Brent Carer's Centre or view further information about the carer's process.

Please note that the service does not carry out special educational needs assessments. These are completed by the Special Educational Needs Assessment Service (SENAS)