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Social Care

This area is broken down into two sections of information: Children's Social Care - this contains information on the support available through the Local Authority's Children's Social Care Teams and Services and had further information on Short Breaks. Adult Social Care and Preparing for Adulthood…

Children's Social Care

Disabled Children's Service The aim of the Disabled Children’s Service is to work in partnership with disabled children and young people, their families and carers to enable them to have the best opportunities in life.  

Adult Direct Payments

Direct payments Once we’ve carried out your needs assessment and agreed the type of care you need, you can choose to receive direct payments to pay for it. This gives you the freedom to choose the services that meet your assessed needs and who provides them. …

Information on Adult Care Act Assessment

Care Act assessment What is a Care Act assessment? A Care Act Assessment is an opportunity for us to look at a person's strengths and abilities, and explore informal and formal support with the person to ensure they are able to achieve their outcomes. There…

Adult Social Care and Preparing for Adulthood

What is Transition? Transition is the period of time when young people are moving from childhood into adulthood. The transition journey is from age 14 to 25 years. Council services for adults are different from those for children, so it is important that young adults…

Care Act Fact Sheets Including Transition From Children to Adult Care

Please follow the link to access the factsheets below Factsheet 1: General responsibilities of local authorities: prevention, information and advice, and shaping the market of care and support services Factsheet 2: Who is entitled to public care and support? Factsheet 3: Assessing needs and determining…

NHS Continuing Health Care

NHS continuing healthcare is care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is only available for people (over 18 years old, for those under 18 years please see NHS continuing care for Children) who need on-going healthcare and meet the…

Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Support System - Easy Read Guide for Children and Young People

The SEND code of practice requires local authorities, health bodies, schools, maintained early education settings and colleges to carry out statutory duties for children and young people with SEND. The reforms extend provision from birth to 25 years of age. This will give families greater choice in decisions and…

Looked After Children who have SEND

All children and young people who are looked after by Liverpool City Council and have special educational needs are supported by their school or setting in the first instance. Each school has a designated teacher with responsibility for looked after children. If you are the…