The Children’s Learning Disability Team are a team of professionals who are based in the community. We provide a service for children and young people who have a learning disability. The Children’s Learning Disability Team work alongside other professionals to provide additional skills and support.
Here are some examples of how we could help:
- Support in accessing health services
- Sleeping patterns and routines
- Feeding routines
- Behaviour support and advice
- Understanding & Supporting Autism
- Mental Health Issues
- Total Communication
- Toilet Training & continence
- Personal hygiene
- Sexual health
We aim to help reduce barriers and support the child or young person to pursue a fulfilling life.
Which children and young people do we work with?
We work with children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday. The child is likely to have a diagnosis of a learning disability, ie. ‘an enduring developmental delay that has a significant impact on the daily life of the child and the family.’
The learning disability may also affect the child’s physical and sensory development, emotional well-being, communication skills and health needs.
We will work with children and young people whose normal behaviour challenges service delivery and causes significant strain to their families, and those who have an autistic spectrum condition and learning disabilities, but not those with a higher level autistic spectrum condition who my be of average or above average intelligence.
How to refer to the Children’s Learning Disability Team
Our service can be accessed by a professional working with a family. This could include GP, school nurse, health visitor, care manager, teacher or anybody else working with the child.
Here is the information we will need to consider a referral:
- Child’s details (name, address, date of birth, contact telephone number, GP and school)
- Medical details and diagnosis (if known)
- Relevant history
- Initial assessment (if available)
- Current Care Plans (if available)
- Details of other services/professionals involved
- The service requested
Please download the Referral Form and post it/email it to Referral co-ordinator/email address, specifying referral to Children’s Learning Disability Team.
Please include confirmation that parents/carers have given consent for the referral to this service.
Referrals to the Children’s Learning Disability Team can be sent to:
Children’s Integrated Services
Pearl Assurance House
Pearl Assurance House
Information about services in Torbay for children / young people with SEND and their families
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