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The Wirral children with disabilities service is focused on supporting children with disabilities to access support and services that will promote their quality of life and achieve positive results. It forms part of the wider Wirral All Age Disability Service.

The service supports children and young people with the following conditions:

  • A severe or profound learning disability
  • A severe physical disability
  • A substantial degree of visual impairment/moderate and severe hearing loss
  • A complex Autistic Spectrum Condition with severe learning difficulty
  • A complex medical health condition

The service works with children and young people aged 0-18 who meet the criteria for services as a child or young person with a disability.

Referrals are received from the Children's Integrated Front Door (IFD) which is provided by Wirral Council.

The IFD team comprises multi agency professionals from a range of services, who undertake a number of functions. These include a Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), First Response and providing access to early help and Children's Social Care Services.