Top

Top

Children with Additional Needs

If your child has a disability or an additional need, the future can sometimes feel like a challenge, but you are not alone. There is support out there and services available - you just need to know where to look.

A good starting point is The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs. By adding your child to The Index, you will receive regular information about activities, services and support for you and your child. You can also contact The Index Administrator to request any information or help.

 

 

What's on in the Vale?

The Index Noticeboard provides information of what's on in the Vale for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.

 

Keep up to date with activities, events and schemes running near you by checking the Index Noticeboard's monthly pages:

 

Index Noticeboard

 

Assisted Places Scheme

Funding is available to support a child with a disability/additional learning need or a child in need.

The scheme will fund the child's place in a registered childcare setting for sessional preschool care (18 months - 4 years) or supporting out of school provision for a child (4 - 11 years).

 

Assisted Places Scheme

 

Sense of Play Project

The Sense of Play Project was set up and designed by professionals in the Vale of Glamorgan for pre-school children with special or additional needs

Sense of Play is a programme of tailored play sessions delivered in the home by a highly trained play worker. 

 

Sense of Play Project

 

Education

There are a number of special schools and mainstream schools that provide special needs units.

The School Improvement and Inclusion Service is available to children aged 0 to 19 years and includes Special Educational Needs, Education Psychology, Education Welfare and, Speech and Language services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Special Schools

Disability-Index-Banner

The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs

Administered by the Family Information Service and funded by Families First Welsh Government funding.

 

The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs provides up to date information about services, events and activities for you and your child.  You can sign up to The Index by visiting our web pages or alternatively you can contact the Disability Index Administrator directly:

 

The Index for Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs

 

Leisure

The Sports and Play Development Team create opportunities and initiatives all year round for people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activities. 

 

There is also a Disability Sports Directory of all sports clubs accessible to children and young people with disabilities:

 

Sports and Play Development  Disability Sports Directory

Parent Carer Support

Support and guidance available in the Vale

If you are a parent carer for a disabled child providing regular care to your child that is substantially in excess of the normal requirements of persons of your child's age, you may be able to access support and services by registering with our Carers' Services. 

 

Carers' Services

Social Services

The Child Health and Disability Team provide a variety of support to disabled children. 

Their services is aimed at children who are aged between 0 and 18 years and who have a learning difficulty or a significant physical or sensory impairment:

 

Child Health and Disability Team

Training

Providing training for families and professionals regarding children and young people with disabilities

To find out what training might be available to families and professionals regarding children and young people with disabilities please visit our disability training page.

 

Disability Training

Welfare Reform

Unsure what benefits you are entitled to or the other changes happening due to welfare reform? 

Visit our Welfare Reform pages to find out more information:

 

Welfare Reform

Dewis Cymru

Get information about advice and guidance available for children with additional needs in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

  

 

 

 

Share on facebook Like us on Facebook