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Wandsworth Family Link

This service arranges weekend breaks with a foster carer for children and young people with severe disabilities.

The age range catered for is 0-18 years old.

The benefits are:

  • the child or young person gets to have an enjoyable weekend with a foster carer; and
  • their family can have a break from caring for them.

Referrals to the 0 to 25 Disability Team to request social care can be made through the Initial Point of Contact team (IPOC) through the special school the child or young person attends or by parents or carers under the Social Care Referral Eligibility Criteria.

Foster carers are trained, supported and paid an allowance. Wandsworth Family Link are looking for people to give a weekend a month to care for a child with disabilities. You can find out more about fostering in Wandsworth on the Fostering website.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
familylink@wandsworth.gov.uk

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Families need to be referred to this service. Referrals are usually made by a social worker in the Disabled Children's Team.

Local Offer

Description

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Access to this service is normally via the 0 to 25 Disability Team

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2019

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