The Complex Needs (children social care) consists of 2 teams; a short break team and a social work team.
The Short Breaks Team
The short breaks team consists of a Local offer Advisor and 3 social care reviewing officer who will undertake a short break assessment on request for children with disabilities and their families.
The short break team will help families identify support in the community from universal services to targeted short breaks. In some circumstances a direct payment or a personal budget may be available.
The short break team use an eligibility criteria to help families understand what services are available:
Find out more: Short Breaks
If you want a short break assessment then please call Trafford First Response on 0161 912 5125 and they will take your details.
The Social Work Team
The social work team consists of five social workers, senior practitioner and a team leader. They provide social work services for children with learning disabilities or certain complex or life limiting physical disabilities. We undertake children in need, children looked after or children in need of protection work.
The team are co-located at Sale Waterside alongside:
Speech and Language Therapists
Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
Community Learning Disability Nursing Team
Trafford Early Development Service
Community Orthoptic Service
The team work closely with these other professionals to ensure positive outcomes for the child and family.
The Complex Needs social work team can be contacted on 0161 912 2060, via First Response or by CANTeam@trafford.gov.uk