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Children's Social Care Eligibility Criteria

Bradford Threshold of Need
This is a guide for people who work with or are involved with children, young people and their families. Its aim is to assist practitioners and managers in assessing and identifying a child’s level of need, parent/carer factors, what type of services/resources may meet those needs and what processes to follow in moving from an assessment to a provision of services. It divides the level of need in to 4 tiers. Generally, children at tier 3 may require a social care assessment and most children at tier 4 will require a social care assessment.

Children with Complex Health or Disabilities Team (CCHDT)
CCHDT is part of the Integrated SEND Assessment and Support Service. The team provides a social care assessment & care management service to those disabled children and young people with the most complex needs. These may include:

A severe or profound learning disability
A severe or profound physical disability
Significant or profound sensory disability
Progressive conditions and complex medical needs
Life limiting illness
Epilepsy which is having a significant impact on the child’s health and development
Severe developmental delay arising from a disability
Autism with a significant learning disability
A combination of disabilities, which individually are not severe but together cause as much impact as a very severe disability.
This does not include children & young people with:

Mental health disorders unless in conjunction with a primary learning, physical or communication disability
Social, emotional & behavioural problems not associated to a disability
A diagnosis of Autism, ADHD or ADD unless in conjunction with a substantial and permanent learning, physical or communication disability.

If you think a child in the one of the above three groups may require a social care assessment please contact Children's Initial Contact Point.

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.