Skip to main content

Support for children with disabilities is available from a range of services:

Children with Disabilities Team

The Children with Disabilities team are a specialist team who work with children and young people with complex health needs. Children and young people must be 17 years or under and ordinarily resident in Bury. We work with children, young people and their families when the child or young person has;

  • one or more of the following a permanent and substantial disability which may be physical, learning, sensory, communication
  • a chronic life limiting illness, i.e. child's physical health serious and deteriorating
  • a life threatening or terminal illness

We do not work with all children and young people with disabilities so when a referral is received practitioners in MASH and the Children with Disabilities Team will work in partnership to consult with the referrer, parents and other agencies involved with you and your family to help us decide if we will carry out an Assessment.

As a parent Carer of a disabled child you are entitled to a parent carer needs Assessment. We will advise you of this and explain that this can be included in a holistic Assessment process called a child and family assessment or as a standalone assessment. Please read more about this here.

What support might be available

The legislative framework for the team is primarily through the Children & Families Act 2014, Children's Act 2004, The Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, The Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 and The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011. As a parent or Carer you have the right to ask for your child’s needs to be assessed and you may also request a Carer's Assessment for yourself under the Children’s Act 1989.

Where to find CWD:

The Children's with Disabilities Team is based at 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury BL9 0EJ

Contact CWD

If you want to get in contact please complete the online referral form below or ring us on 0161 253 6070 or email us on

Further information about the team and its members can be found at

Children's Disability Team Profiles on Bury Directory

SEND Local Offer

The SEND Local Offer  is where you can look at lots of useful information advice and support services for children with additional needs or disabilities.

Short Breaks

Short Breaks provide social opportunities for children and young people with a severe disability to spend time away from their parents or primary carers. They provide an essential opportunity for parents and carers to have a break, and allow disabled children and young people to have different experiences - places, people and activities.

It is our aim that Short Breaks will contribute to keeping disabled children safe and healthy, enabling them to enjoy new activities, make friends, and have new learning opportunities, as well as preparing teenagers for adulthood.

By providing disabled children and young people with such opportunities, it is our aim to support parents in their role as primary carers and give them breaks to assist them to look after themselves and their wider family.

Bury2Gether Parent Carer forum

A Parent/Carer Forum works with Education, Social Care, Health and other services to ensure Parent and Carer voices are represented when designing services for our children/young people and their families. In England, there are Parent/Carer Forums in almost all local authority areas. Forums usually have a steering group of parents who lead this work and listen to the views of other parents in the local area to make sure they know what is important to them. Visit Bury2gether website

First Point Family support services

First Point Family Support Services