Some children and young people with SEND who live in Warwickshire will need social care support.

Family information service

If you feel that you may need social care support for your child, your first point of contact is the Family Information Service. You can find more details on this service on the link below. They may suggest an early help single assessment which will help agencies such as education, health, housing or the police to understand your needs. An early help single assessment may help to find out what is going well and what needs to improve.

Social care assessment

Whilst we can support most children through early help, some children will also need a social care assessment. You can ask for a social care assessment through the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). They will ask a social care team to contact you. If you are a carer, you can ask for a carer’s assessment to see what help is available.

Please be aware MASH deals with all social care requests, including disability and child protection. You can find their contact details on the link below.

What help is available after a social care assessment?

Social care offers the following services for children with SEND:

  • signposting to universal services
  • parenting support/courses
  • SEND social workers or family support workers
  • childminding
  • equipment and adaptations to housing (only provided following an occupational therapist assessment)
  • home care
  • overnight respite (only provided following a social work assessment)
  • transport
  • volunteers
  • direct payments

The level of support we can offer will depend on your assessment.