The Children's Complex Health and Disabilities Team provides Social Care support for children and families in need as a result of complex health or disabilities. The team is made up of Social Workers and Community Resource Workers and is part of the Bradford’s Social Care Services for Children and Young People.
The team can either signpost to appropriate services which can help with meeting the needs of a child and/or young person and/or carry out an Assessment of Need for the children and young people with complex needs.
If you require any assistance, guidance or more information after reading this page, then please contact the team:
Telephone: 01274 435750, or by post: CCHD Team, Floor 5, Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford, BD1 1NN
If needs can not be met via Universal or Targeted services, delivered by the Specialist Inclusion Project, such as Short Breaks then a request for an Assessment of Need can be completed. Following an assessment the team may then provide support: this may be general family support or support with behaviour that is challenging and/or access to specialist tier 3/4 short break services.
All initial requests for CCHDT go through the SEND Single Point of Access. In the event that a family has contacted CCDHT directly and they meet the criteria for the team then the CCDHT will respond to this contact directly.
The referral criteria for the CCDHT are:
- Children and their families whose main presenting need for services specifically relates to the child’s disability or condition AND
- The needs cannot be met by Universal/Targeted services alone AND
- These conditions have a complex or acute impact on the child/young person or/and their families as set out in Level 3 & 4
Families who have additional care responsibilities as a result of their child having complex health or disability needs. Also for professionals who need consultation in relation to disability or complex health and social care needs
If the above criteria for referral to CCHDT are not initially met, the case should transfer to the most appropriate Area Team. If further assessment then clearly indicates that the above criteria is met the case should transfer to CCHDT at the next appropriate point, for example, completion of assessment or Initial Child Protection Conference.
Accessing this support
You can request an Assessment of Need by completing this form and sending it to:
Post: CCHDT Team, Floor 5, Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford, BD1 1NN