Children with Disabilities

Children with Disabilities

The Children with Disabilities Team works with children (between the ages of 0 and 18 years of age) who have complex or significant disabilities, which has a substantial or critical impact on the quality of the child/ young person and their family’s lives and these needs cannot be met by universal/ targeted services alone.

The aims of the team are to:-

  • Support children and young people with disabilities and their parents or carers to maintain family life in their home community.
  • Provide support to help children and young people with disabilities maximise their full potential.
  • Safeguard children and young people with disabilities.
  • Ensure the views, feelings and aspirations of children and young people are central so they have maximum choice in planning their own future.
  • Support children and young people with disabilities to develop as much age-appropriate independence as possible.
  • Support early planning, goal setting and transitions for increasing independence and moving to adult hood by working together with the transitions team.
  • We seek to support children, young people, and their families to identify their strengths, to become more resilient, to minimise the impact of disability and to promote independence.

Dewis Cymru (opens in a new tab) is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.

All Wales Forum of Parents & Carers of People with Learning Disabilities (AWF) (opens in a new tab)



ID: 1814, revised 20/10/2023