Disabled Children’s Social Care

Our Disabled Children’s Social Care Service supports families who are caring for a child aged 0-18 years old, with substantial, complex and/or critical needs.

Where children have an assessed and eligible need, the following kinds of service may be provided by Birmingham Children's Trust, depending upon priority and availability:

  • Home Support – This is provided by organisations that have a contract with Birmingham Children’s Trust, and may include such things as help with washing and dressing, support with developing social skills, supporting outdoor activities and befriending services in the community.
  • Direct Payments – This is money we can give you to help you buy the care and support you need for your child, instead of us arranging the services for you. This gives you more choice and control over your child’s plan.
  • Short Break Fostering – We work with an approved provider alongside the Trust’s own Fostering and Adoption Service to provide short term and permanent fostering arrangements.
  • Residential Homes Service – The Trust owns and operates three OFSTED registered children’s homes that can offer short breaks and overnight care for children with disabilities, and one that can offer permanency for children that cannot be cared for at home.
  • Preparation for Adulthood – We have an approach which promotes the identification of children aged 14 and upwards who are “likely” to qualify for support from the Adult Social Care Service upon turning 18, and we liaise with Adult Social Care regarding their potential future needs.
     
  • Read more about Education and Health Care Plans for children with disabilities within Birmingham's Local Offer.
     
  • For further information about the service you can read our one minute guide.

Contact details

Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888

Emergency out-of-hours:
Telephone: 0121 675 4806