Learning Disability Service

What we do

We offer assessment to children and young people who have:

  • an identified emotional, mental health or behavioural difficulty
  • a diagnosed learning disability or significant impairment of intellectual and social adaptive functioning
  • had an assessment which indicates that other services involved with the child are not able to meet the current need if there are not the skills or competence available

How we can help

Children with learning disabilities often present mental health differently from other children. So we also look at:

  • Challenging behaviours of sufficient severity to destabilise placements, including physical and verbal aggression and self-injurious behaviours
  • Severe disturbance in eating, self-care, toileting, relationships
  • Capacity of families and schools to contain and manage these behaviours

Please see our leaflet for detailed information about what we do.

Who we work with

Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported with the right time with the right resource. Our team will offer the following support to other agencies:

  • Telephone consultation
  • Supervision and joint working
  • Joint assessment
  • Group supervision
  • Single and multi-agency training

Non-urgent advice: Get in touch

Please see our referrals page for info on how to access this service.  If you would like more information, please contact:

Raglan House
23 Between Towns Road

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Page last reviewed: 7 September, 2021