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What support is available?

We provide a range of social care services to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Services for families needing some extra support or help:

Tier 1 Universal services which everyone can use.

This includes:

Tier 2 – Targeted services for children and families who are beginning to experience, or are at risk of, difficulties.

This includes:

  • School counselling services
  • Parenting programmes
  • Support for teenage parents

Services for families experiencing serious and complex difficulties

A child with a disability is automatically considered to be a ‘child in need’. Therefore they may need extra help from social care services.  

Tier 3 – Specialist services for children and families with multiple needs.

This includes:

Tier 4 – Specialist services for children and families with severe and complex needs.

This includes:

  • Child protection services
  • Inpatient child and adolescent mental health services

How children’s social care services are delivered in Norfolk

Children’s social care services are delivered by the following teams:

  • Assessment teams
  • Family intervention and child protection teams
  • Leaving care teams
  • Fostering and adoption teams
  • Children With Disabilities teams. There are three teams

Who is eligible for help?

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