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An assessment from the Children with Disabilities (CWD) Team is required to access specialist short breaks. In some circumstances, this assessment may be undertaken by another social work team.
Referrals go through Ealing Children's Integrated Response Service (ECIRS), who will decide if the child should be referred to the Children with Disabilities (CWD) Team within ESCAN. The CWD team will be responsible for referrals of children with a severe or profound disability and complex needs. This includes children with a physical or learning disability, complex health needs or those on the Autistic Spectrum.
Children with a disability are assessed according to the impact the impairment has on their quality of life and that of their family. Help is designed to be family-centred and promote social inclusion.