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Disabled Children’s Outreach Service - D C O S


Service Description

The Disabled Children's Outreach Service (DCOS), is a community based, therapeutic interventions team sitting within the Children with Disabilities Team at Tower Hamlets Children Social Care.

Additional Information

Additional Information

DCOS works with families who have children and young people with behaviour that is challenging to understand and manage, which is often due to diagnosed developmental difficulties, disabilities and/or complex lifelong physical health needs. DCOS is a small multidisciplinary team comprised of an occupational therapist, sleep therapist and family therapist.

DCOS works closely alongside children's social workers, schools and health care providers and seeks to promote environments that are enabling and empowering to neurodiversity and physical differences in all its forms.

DCOS supports children and families on an individual basis following referrals from professionals, as well as joining and running several community based groups, such as Stay and Play sessions and parent coffee mornings.

in order to meet the criteria for referral, a child/ren must already be receiving a service from the children with disabilities services within children's social care, having a diagnosed disability such as:

- Learning disabilities linked with communication, behavioural, emotional or social needs
- Autistic Spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Sensory impairment
- Long term medical conditions
- Neuro developmental conditions
- Multiple disabilities.

Referrals should be made by professional, self-referrals are not accepted. Professionals must have consent from parents/carers prior to making any referrals.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 5 To 18



Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers

Further Information

Provider Type
Suitable For
Learning Difficulties: Moderate To Severe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Long Term Medical Conditions Neurological Conditions
Delivery Channels
Referral Criteria
Integrated Service For Disabled Children