Children and Young People’s Disability Team

Our Children and Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) assesses and supports children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years old. The legislation that covers the work of the team is the Children Act (1989), the Children and Families Act (2014) and the Care Act (2014).

The team has both social workers and occupational therapists working with families.

The aim of the CYPDT is to ensure that all disabled children and young people are supported within their families, that they are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential in achieving independence, education, employment and that they are fully included and valued members of their local communities.

One of the key roles of the team is to work with young people to prepare them for the transition to adulthood and support them through the process.

The CYPDT helps disabled children and young people with meeting personal care needs and advises on equipment and property adaptations that enable independent living. The team also recognises the important role of carers, offering assessments and short breaks where appropriate.

Personal budgets and direct payments may also be offered to help plan the support required to meet eligible needs.

If you are already working with us, you can contact the team on 0118 937 3641 Option 7.

If you’d like to enquire about making a new referral, please contact our CSPoA team.

Who is able to receive a service?

You can learn more about CYPDT and the eligibility criteria for receiving their services on the Reading SEND Local Offer.