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

Support your child may receive

Following an assessment of your child's needs, you may receive help including universal, target or specialist support.

Universal support

Universal services are available to everyone. No assessment is necessary and most disabled children and young people will have their needs met by them.

They include:

For help and support accessing these services contact Brent Council's Children and Families Information Service (CFIS) on 0208 937 3001 between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday, or email cfis@brent.gov.uk.

Targeted support

Targeted services are provided for children and young people who require further support following an assessment or a referral from a professional.

Targeted support services include:

Specialist support

Specialist services provide a more intensive level of support and intervention. To use a specialist service, a child or young person’s disability must be permanent and substantial and have a negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

Children and young people are considered to have complex needs if their parents or carers are unable to provide all their necessary care due to:

  • profound disabilities
  • life threatening conditions
  • safeguarding issues

A child and family assessment will be carried out to determine the level of support that is required to meet the needs of the child and their family.

Specialist support services include: