Social care

As a parent of a disabled child you are entitled to certain services that can help you, your child and your family.

In this section:


What is social care?



How to access services

Needs assessments

Carer’s assessments: your needs as a carer

Personal budgets and direct payments


Short breaks


Blue Badge disabled parking permits


Play, leisure and recreation


Hiring a personal assistant


Aids, equipment and adaptations


Moving into adult services


Making a complaint


Seeking legal advice

Clinical negligence