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Integrated Children's Disability Service


The Integrated Children's Disability Service (ICDS) was created in September 2016 in response to the SEND reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014. ICDS brings together colleagues from education and social care to support children and young people with disabilities aged 0 to 25 years. 

The service consists of four teams:

  • Assessment Team for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) 
  • Early Support Service
  • Short Breaks Assessment and Review Team
  • Children's Occupational Therapy Team

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Integrated Children's Disbilities Service


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ICDS Statutory Education, Health, Care and Assessment team

The ICDS Statutory Education, Health, Care and Assessment Team is responsible for delivering the EHCP statutory duty as detailed in the Children and Families act 2014 to children and young people with SEND.

The team manages requests for EHC needs assessments and for the writing of plans describing the statutory education, health and social care provision needed in order to meet the young persons need.

The team will work with the family and young person to produce an EHCP detailing the specialist education needs of the child/young person, the provision needed in order to meet the need and the desired outcomes.

For more detailed information regarding Education, Health and Care Plans please click on the following link: EHC Plans

Duty contact details for the Assessment Team:

Newark, Sherwood & Bassetlaw:  

Mansfield and Ashfield :  

Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe : 

Duty Number:  0115 804 1275

Coronavirus Service Information: The ICDS Assessment Team is working within statutory timelines, and in accordance with current national guidance. Requests for EHC Assessments can be submitted via the usual routes. EHC Plans that have already been agreed are being progressed and contact from Case Workers will be maintained wherever possible.  There will be no face-to-face meetings, but contact will be maintained by telephone or email.

As time progresses there may be potential delays in obtaining professionals information, in particularly professionals who are working differently and being deployed to more frontline roles, and where this may impact on complying with EHCP statutory timescales we will contact families directly.

Should you require any further information please contact the ICDS Assessment Team via:

•            Telephone 0115 804 1275

or Email:

•  Newark, Sherwood & Bassetlaw areas: 

•  Mansfield and Ashfield areas:  

•  Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe areas:


Early Support offers bespoke, individualised packages of support for children and young people aged 0-18years, either within their own homes or local communities, supported by trained / experienced support workers. We are registered and inspected by Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We offer:

  • Short Breaks via Sitting and Befriending
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Over night short breaks in the home/community
  • Sleep support and advice
  • Preparation for adulthood package
  • Holiday clubs
  • Saturday clubs

Duty contact details for the Early Support Service :

Telephone: 0115 804 1262

Coronavirus Service Information: The ICDS Early Support Service is in regular contact with the children, young people and families it works with and continues to offer essential front-line support, including personal care, when this is essential to meet the on-going needs of service users.

All non-essential direct contact has been ceased and group provision, including Saturday Clubs and Easter Holiday Clubs, has been cancelled as such gatherings are not currently permitted and allow resources to be targeted at the most vulnerable.

During the current period, only essential new referrals from the Children’s Disability Service will be considered.


The Short Break Assessment and Review team are responsible for delivering Nottinghamshire County Council’s Short Break offer to children and young people with disabilities that do not meet the threshold for social care intervention.

The offer which was co-produced with children, young people and families in 2018, aims to enable children and young people with disabilities to participate in positive activities which promote independence as well as giving their parents and carers a break from caring. Requests to the service are via an online self- assessment which young people, parents and carers can access directly.

More information regarding Short Breaks including access to the online assessment and eligibility criteria can be found by clickinghe following link: Short Breaks

Duty contact details for Short Break Assessment and Review team:


Coronavirus Service Information: The ICDS Short Breaks Assessment and Review Team is continuing to assess and review any new and existing short break packages. However, there are new guidelines as to what provision can be put in place at this time depending upon the package of support:

  • Provider Service (Minimum 96 Short Break Hours)

New Provider Service referrals are currently unavailable due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If you require this service a tender will be sent once providers return to full provision.  If you have an existing package in place any increase will be implemented once providers return to full provision.

  • Direct Payment Personal Assistant (PA) Service (Minimum 96 Short Break Hours)

New Direct Payments for PA Service referrals can still be processed, but only if you have a PA identified and have agreed the PA is happy to enter your home and support, and you are happy for the PA to enter your home to support.   

  • Direct Payments for Activities

New Direct Payments for Activities referrals can still be processed, but payments will not be made until activities outside the home are available again.

  • Overnight Provision

For those children who receive overnight provision this will continue at present, however there may become a time when this provision will need to be reduced or ceased due to staff shortages and / or families needing to self-isolate.  However, the team will try to keep these services open for as long as possible and keep families fully informed.

Please note that if you have a Personal Assistant in place at present they should continue to work as usual unless they are sick or self-isolating.  Any payments that are usually made to the PA will need to continue during any period of sickness and / or self-isolating period.

Should you have any further queries or questions please contact:



The team provides specialist assessment for disabled children and young people resident in Nottinghamshire up to the age of 18, who have a permanent and substantial disability which has an adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities within the home environment.

Occupational Therapy aims to provide support and intervention to help children and young people with disabilities develop to their full potential, considering the stage of development the child/young person has reached. It can assist with overcoming practical problems and maximizing a child/young person's independence in their own home, as well as supporting parents/carers to care for their disabled child/young person safely.

Following the assessment, a range of interventions may be offered. More information regarding these can be found by clicking on the following link: ICDS OT

Duty contact details for the Occupational Therapy Team:

Telephone :0115 8041273


Coronavirus Service Information: The ICDS Occupational Therapy Team is currently completing essential home visits only and is continuing to provide services for families through alternative methods (e.g. telephone), wherever possible.

ICELS (British Red Cross) is continuing to complete deliveries of essential standard stock equipment where families wish for these to go ahead, as doorstep drop-offs where possible. Minor adaptations and special equipment orders (processed through ICELS/British Red Cross) are restricted to those considered essential. If you are expecting an equipment delivery, please inform your Occupational Therapy worker as soon as possible if you (or a household member) receives a diagnosis of COVID19, self-isolates or develops a fever or persistent cough.

If you have any concerns regarding equipment or adaptations at home, please contact the ICDS Occupational Therapy Duty worker on 0115 8041273.

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Record Last Updated On: 30/03/2020

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