Integrated Children’s Disability Service (ICDS)

The Integrated Children’s Disability Service was created in September 2016 and brings together colleagues from education and social care into one team to deliver a holistic approach to support for children and young people with disabilities aged 0 to 25 years.

There is a variety of support, advice and information available to help disabled children and their families with everyday tasks. 

Search Notts Help Yourself to see what support is available, including: 

  • after school and holiday clubs
  • sitters and befrienders
  • support for parents
  • activity groups for other children in your family 
  • short breaks for disabled children.

We can also provide you with a range of services including:

  • specialist equipment and adaptations to your home
  • short term equipment loan scheme for holidays
  • personal care such as getting up in the morning or ready for bed in the evening
  • sitters and befrienders
  • independent travel training
  • support for carers. 

To be eligible for support you first need to complete a care and support assessment to find out what help you need.

ICDS Education, Health, Care - Assessment Team

The ICDS Education, Health, Care (EHC) Assessment Team is responsible for delivering the EHCP statutory duty as detailed in the Children and Families act 2014 to children and young people with SEND.

The team manages requests for EHC needs assessments and for the writing of plans describing the statutory education, health and social care provision needed in order to meet the child, young persons need.

The team will work with the family and child, young person to produce an EHCP detailing the specialist education needs of the child/young person, the provision needed in order to meet the need and the desired outcomes.

The ICDS EHC Assessment Team consists of Pre 16 and Post 16 focused staff. The Pre 16 staff work with children and young people up to the end of year 10 and Post 16 staff work with young people in year 11’s and above.

More detailed information regarding Education, Health and Care Plans

Duty contact details for the Assessment Team:

Newark, Sherwood & Bassetlaw: icdsehcBandNSlocality@nottscc.gov.uk  

Mansfield and Ashfield: icdsehcMandAlocality@nottscc.gov.uk  

Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe: icdsehcBGRlocality@nottscc.gov.uk 

Post 16 email address: icdsehcpost16@nottscc.gov.uk

Duty Number:  0115 804 1275

Specialist Support Team 

The Specialist Support Team offers bespoke, individualised packages of support for children and young people aged 0-18 years, either within their own homes or local communities, delivered by trained / experienced support workers. The team is registered and inspected by Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The team offers:

Personal Care & Family support

  • Assessment and Provision of  personal and intimate care in the home
  • Occupational Therapy Observations
  • Sleep support and advice
  • Establishing Positive routines

Specialised Short Breaks & Interventions

  • Short Breaks – setting based / community based
  • Overnight Short Breaks, Home or Community
  • Specialist Short Breaks at home
  • Individualised / Crisis support packages

Short Breaks Assessment and Review Team

The Short Break Assessment and Review team are responsible for delivering Nottinghamshire County Council’s Short Break offer to children and young people with disabilities that do not meet the threshold for social care intervention.

The offer which was co-produced with children, young people and families in 2018, aims to enable children and young people with disabilities to participate in positive activities which promote independence as well as giving their parents and carers a break from caring. Requests to the service are via an online self- assessment which young people, parents and carers can access directly.

More information regarding Short Breaks including access to the online assessment and eligibility criteria.

Duty contact details for Short Break Assessment and Review team:

Email:  sbassessment.review@nottscc.gov.uk

Children's Occupational Therapy Team

The team provides specialist assessment for disabled children and young people resident in Nottinghamshire up to the age of 18, who have a permanent and substantial disability which has an adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities within the home environment.

Occupational Therapy aims to provide support and intervention to help children and young people with disabilities develop to their full potential, considering the stage of development the child/young person has reached. It can assist with overcoming practical problems and maximizing a child/young person's independence in their own home, as well as supporting parents/carers to care for their disabled child/young person safely.

Following the assessment, a range of interventions may be offered.

Duty contact details for the Occupational Therapy Team:

Telephone: 0115 8041273

Email: childrenot.duty@nottscc.gov.uk

Physical Disability Specialist Services (PDSS)

PDSS is responsible for providing specialist advisory support and guidance to schools, pre -schools and post 16 educational settings to support the inclusion of pupils with significant physical disabilities and complex medical/health needs to access their educational setting

Telephone: 0115 8041088
Email: pdss.office@nottscc.gov.uk

Commissioning and Contracts Team

The Commissioning Team commissions education placements for children and young people with an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) who cannot access mainstream or special school education. Post 16 provision is commissioned for children and young people who require additional support to access the curriculum.

We also commission packages of support for children & young people assessed as eligible for Short Breaks provision to meet their identified outcomes and appropriate childcare packages for those children & young people unable to access universal/mainstream childcare providers to enable parent/ carers to work.

Contact:

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Team provides specialist assessment for disabled children and young people resident in Nottinghamshire up to the age of 18 who have a disability or sensory loss which has a substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. They also co-ordinate the short term equipment loan scheme for holidays.

Contact Occupational Therapy Duty:

Early Support Service

Early Support offers bespoke, individualised packages of support for children and young people aged 0-18years, either within their own homes or local communities, supported by trained / experienced support workers. We are registered  and inspected by Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Early support provides:

  • Short Breaks via Sitting and Befriending
    This is sitting for the child/young person in their own home, befriending in their local community or a combination of both.
  • Overnight short breaks in the home / community
    These are a break for the parent from their caring role and the opportunity for the child/young person to experience/expand their independence in a supported way
  • Assistance with personal care
    This provides advice and assistance to parents/carers in undertaking personal care for their child / young person following an assessment of need.
  • Sleep support and advice
    Accredited Sleep practitioners support children / young people and their families to establish a healthy sleep routine. This could be alongside overnight support in the home.
  • Preparing for adulthood packages
    Working in partnership with to offer a package of support focusing on: independent living skills, employment/training/education in a practical and supported manner. To enable and empower the young person to voice their wishes, dreams, hopes and fears for their own future.
  • Assistance, advice and support around routines and behaviour.
    Offering children / young people and their families, practical and emotional support with establishing routines and dealing with behaviours that challenge.

Contact:

Play for disabled children service

Play for Disabled Children Service offers specialist Short Breaks provision for disabled children and young people with complex needs aged 5 until their 18th birthday. It provides an opportunity for these individuals to participate in and enjoy play and leisure activities in their local community as well as supporting transitions between settings.

Contact:

Ask Us Nottinghamshire (formerly Parent Partnership Service)

The Information Advice and Support Service (Ask Us Nottinghamshire) offers impartial and confidential information, support and advice to children and young people, and their parents and carers, to enable them to make informed decisions about matters around education, health and care relating to their special educational needs and/or disability.

Contact Edwina Cosgrove:

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