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Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT)

Children and Young People’s Disability Team (CYPDT)

About the Children and Young People's Disability Team (CYPDT)

What we do

The CYPDT in Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is part of Children’s Social Care, and provides services to disabled children and young people aged 0 to 18 who are ordinarily resident in Reading and their parents and carers.

The Legal Framework

In BFfC services for children and young people with a disability are being

developed within the context of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (1970),

Children Act 1989 (2004), the Equality Act 2010, the Children and Families Act (2014),

Every Child Matters and the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and

their Families and have regard to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

This policy is to be read in conjunction with the Short Breaks Statement click here which it complements and the Local Assessment Protocol click here 

You can learn more about the eligibility criteria here.

How do you make a request for a service for children under18?

Children's Single Point of Access can be contacted on 0118 937 3641

If your child has been assessed by a CYPDT officer and they have told you that your child is not eligible, you may still be able to access some services directly.  The Reading Services Guide provides information on services and provisions available in Reading and can be accessed at www.readingsendlocaloffer.org

How do you make a request a service for young adults 19-25?

Contact Adult Single Point of Contact - 01189373747.

If the young person has been assessed by a CYPDT officer and has told you that the young person is not eligible, you may still be able to access some services directly.  The Reading Services Guide provides information on services and provision available in Reading and can be accessed at www.reading.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer

The Family Information Service provides information on the SEND Local Offer on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children, which is contracted to deliver the SEND/Local Offer service. Brighter Futures For Children - Website

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 937 3641 - 0-18 years - Children's Single Point of Access
0118 9373747 - 19 - 25 years - Contact Centre
E-mail
cspoa@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
Website
Brighter Futures for Children

Where to go

Name
Brighter Futures for Children

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0 - 18years
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

 Children's Single Point of Access team can be contacted on 0118 937 3641.

Local Offer

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.