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Complex Needs (Children's Social Care)

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:

Community Paediatricians

Speech and Language Therapists

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Community Learning Disability Nursing Team

Trafford Early Development Service

Neuro-Developmental Pathway

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


Who to contact

0161 912 2060

Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
1st Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

From 0 to 25 years
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health
Autistic Spectrum
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details
  • Self referral - individuals, parent and carers should contact Trafford Children's First Response on 0161 912 5125 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm)
  • GPs, Health professional or other care professionals can make an online referral 
Last updated date:
04 December 2020

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