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The Disabled Children’s Service provides assessment, support and advice for all children who have a diagnosed disability. The service consists of social workers and community care workers who work across Devon.

We have listened to you. We know what’s working and what’s not working with personal budgets and direct payments. This summer, we have been making plans to simplify processes and make the system more consistent across Devon. We’re testing new ways of working using feedback and suggestions from families. We’re trying to make the system fairer, better aligned with adult social care, simpler and less stressful for families. More updates coming soon.

We aim to provide children and their families with the opportunity to have their needs assessed – through a social work assessment and/or Resource Allocation Scheme (RAS) – in order to determine the most effective and appropriate level of support.

Access to the Disabled Children’s Service is currently through the Single Point of Access (SPA) and both parents and professionals can refer to the SPA, if they think they are entitled to an assessment or would like more information on the services and support they can receive. Find out more about the SPA and how to access support.

Contact the Single Point of Access

children and family health Devon logoYou can request services via the Single Point of Access:
Children and Family Health Devon
Single Point of Access Team
1a Capital Court
Bittern Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter EX2 7FW

tel: 0330 0245 321

Referral form (Request for Services)


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page updated 11/04/19

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