Disabled Children’s Social Care

Disabled Children’s Social Care supports families who are caring for a child aged 0-18 years old with substantial, complex and 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 - May include help with washing and dressing, support with developing social skills, providing outdoor activities and befriending services in the community.

Direct Payments - 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.

Short Break fostering – working with theTrust’s Adoption and Fostering service and a company called Core Assets (an independent childcare organisation) to provide short term and permanent fostering arrangements.

Disabled Children’s Residential Service - Charles House and Warwick House offer short breaks and overnight stays, Edgewood Road offers permanency and short breaks with nursing care from qualified NHS staff and Camborne House offers permanency. 

Norman Laud Centre  a voluntary organisation which offers overnight short breaks, day care and activity service; has indoor and outdoor facilities; and works in partnership with parents, carers and many professionals to provide high quality care.

Read about Education and EHC 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