How can the Children with Disability Service (CWDS) help?

The term disability covers a broad spectrum of support needs. The Children with Disabilities Service (CWDS) support children with a broad range of needs.

The CWDS will work with all children where their disability is impacting on their ability to be equal, be safe and achieve.

Appropriate referrals to the CWDS include children or young people with:

  • Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other physical disabilities that significantly impact on the child's wellbeing.
  • Severe learning disabilities.
  • Diagnosis of Autism with associated learning disability which has a significant impact on their communication needs, social and behavioural development.
  • Multiple or severe disability.
  • Global development delay.
  • Severe sensory impairment.
  • Complex physical disability and health needs.

How do I contact the Children with Disabilities Service?

The Children with Disabilities Service is available Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.

If your child is in hospital you can contact your social work team at the hospital.

If you need urgent help with social care for any child during the evening or weekends phone 0191 278 7878 and ask for the Emergency Duty Team.

Children with Disabilities Service
Children's Social Care 
Children's Services Directorate 
Newcastle City Council
Room 220, Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne   

Phone:  0191 277 4700
Fax: 0191 277 4701

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Page last updated: 
2 September 2017
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