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Social Care Policies and Procedures

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Short Breaks Statement (opens a new window) Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. They come in many different forms, ranging from an overnight stay in a residential centre or a carer’s home to attending a youth club, leisure centre or getting involved in a sports activity.
Eligibility criteria  for support and services from the Integrated Service for Children with Disabilities Social Care Teams (opens a new window) There is one social care team for children with disabilities. They work across Achieving for Children in both of the neighbouring boroughs of Kingston and Richmond.  There are eligibility criteria for access to the team and each individual case will be assessed by discussion between the team manager and the SPA (Single Point of Access) Manager.
Parent Carer Needs Assessment (PCNA) (opens a new window) Parents and carers have a stand-alone right to assessments and services under the Children and Families Act 2014.  This is called a Parent Carer Needs Assessment (PCNA). 
Personal Budgets (opens a new window) Families and young people with Special Educational Needs are able to request a Personal Budget. The Personal Budget is comprised of education, health and social care elements and families now have the opportunity to formally request a budget with a view to redistributing funds to better meet the needs of the child or young person.