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Children’s Social Care

We care deeply about the families we work with and put the welfare and life chances of children and young people at the heart of everything we do.


Children and Young People’s Disability Team

The Children and Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) assesses and supports children and young people between the ages of 0-18. 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 comprises of social workers and occupational therapists.

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 respite where appropriate.

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

Who is able to receive a service?

More information about CYPDT and the eligibility criteria for receiving their services can be found on the Reading SEND Local Offer.


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