The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Disability Enablement Service (DES)

About our service

The Disability Enablement Service (DES) provides support for children, young people who are disabled or who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their families.

What we offer

The practitioners and services within the DES:-

APRO: Assessment, Planning and Review Officers will be responsible for co-ordinating the Education Health and Care Plan leading the planning process, ensuring that it is person centred and providing the single point.

Early Years SEND Home Visitor: Responsible for visiting families at home to support with signposting to services and supporting families in developing their understanding in helping their children develop.

Area SENCO: Responsible for making sure that early years settings are able to meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities.


Social Worker: Responsible for; child and family assessments, social work transition assessments and adult assessments from age 18–25.

Senior Occupational Therapists: Responsible for allocating cases to Occupational Therapy (OT) and provide clinical supervision as well as reviewing equipment needs and access issues. Responsible for reviewing equipment needs and access issues.

Placements and Packages Team Leader: Responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of the cost packages for children and young people in all settings.

Finance and Provision Officer: Responsible for making sure settings receive their payments in a timely fashion.

Client Relationship Officer: Responsible for developing the relationship between the Council and families receiving assistance with travel.

Finance and Client Relationship Officer: Responsible for developing the relationship between the Council and families receiving direct payments and short breaks.

Benefits of using our service

  • This is an integrated service for 0–25 year olds.
  • Brings Education, Health and Social Care working together to enable positive outcomes to be achieved through Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
  • A single front door for referrals; assessing need and reducing the need for multiple assessments.

Contact

Disability Enablement Service
020 8496 6503
www.walthamforest.gov.uk/localoffer

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Last updated: 22 November 2015 by Barry Fong