Social care - Core Assets Childrens Services

Record details

Name of service
Core Assets Childrens Services
Commissioned by The London Borough of Sutton
Unit 2 Mulgrave Chambers
26-28 Mulgrave Road
Folu Akindoyin
020 8661 7088
About the service
Tailored individual support
Overview of the service
Core Assets works in partnership with you to deliver a range of care packages to disabled children and their families.

Our experience in achieving positive outcomes for children through providing efficient and effective solutions allows us to tailor our services to meet the needs of both disabled children and their families.

Our staff are skilled, experienced and fully trained in providing targeted and specialist services.
Communication and interaction needs
Cognition and learning needs
Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Sensory needs
Physical needs
Specific or complex health needs
Categories of need
Mild Learning Difficulty / Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties/ Disability (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties/ Disability (SLD), Mild Speech and Language difficulty, Moderate Speech and Language difficulty, Severe Speech and Language difficulty, SpLD (Specific learning Difficulties), Mobility Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Communication needs (Speech, Language and Communication), Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Down Syndrome, Social, Mental and Emotional Health, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Spina Bifida, Challenging Behaviour, Personal Care Needs, Fragile X, Global Development Delay
Age ranges
Who we provide for
Service availability
At any time to suit the family's needs
What we do
We provide a variety of services throughout the year to meet the specified needs of our children, young people and families.

These include: Activity Groups, befriending and mentoring, Family Support, Sitting Service and linked respite care.
Is there a waiting list?
Are there any taster sessions?
Do you need a support worker?
Can you take your support worker with you?
Does parent / carer have to stay?
Is parent / carer allowed to stay?
Can siblings attend?
Staff SEND skills
All staff complete a mandatory suite of training sessions before they facilitate any work with children and their families.

These training sessions include: Safeguarding, First Aid, Recording, Health and Safety, Disability Awareness, understanding Autism, Autism Awareness, Challenging Behaviour.

Following this induction programme, child/ work stream specific training is introduced, these can include: Signalong, Manual Handling and Medical Needs Training
Have staff had safeguarding training in last year?
Staff Disability Awareness trained in last year?
Complaints procedure
Are staff trained in specialist interventions?
Are there staff trained in manual handling?
Assessing child safety
We ensure that all children and young people have an appropriate staff member/s assigned to them through our vigorous matching process.

Following receipt of the initial referral form, a visit is set up with the family where the allocated staff member will discuss the young person's likes, dislikes, abilities, needs, triggers and management plans. It is from this in-depth information that the program of work is jointly created by the staff member, child and parent ensuring it is fit for purpose for all involved.
Each staff member submits a report to their line manager after each visit with the family. These reports are quality assured to ensure they are meeting the needs of the family. The staff members work is further quality assured through their monthly supervision meetings with their line managers.

There are clear lone working and safeguarding reporting criteria in place to ensure children and staff members remain safe and always have support available to them even out with office hours.
Referral routes
Referrals can be accepted from any parent or professional.

A simple referral form needs to be completed before the initial visit with the family can be arranged.
Deciding who can use the service
The children with disabilities team allocated social worker will decide the level of support each family require.

They can describe the assessment process to you in detail.

Once the referral has been made to Core Assets we will always accept the requests as long as we have an appropriately trained and experienced staff member available to facilitate the support.
Is there a charge for the service?
Payment methods
Direct payments, Personal budgets, Care package from LA, Own funds
We utilise community venues.

The venues are chosen according to the young person's likes, dislikes and abilities.
Accessibility features
Our Service is delivered in the home
Communication methods used
Signs and symbols, British Sign Language, Makaton, PECS, Braille, Sign supported English
Respite & Support
Respite & Short Breaks, Funding and Direct Payments, Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Emotional Well-being, Advocacy, Support and family members
Education and childcare
SEN Support, Schools
Leisure and play
Clubs & activities, Things to do, Sport & fitness, Friendships & relationships
Preparation for adulthood
Getting involved, Independent living, Parents, siblings and Family carers, University and work, Staying healthy, Money, Getting around, Being an adult, Travel training
Communicating with parents and carers
Children and their parents are kept continually informed through both verbal and written feedback.

At the beginning of a referral a meeting with the young person, their parent and any relevant professional is facilitated so a plan of work can be co-compiled and agreed upon.

At the end of each session, a session recording will be given to the parent and child, both are requested to add their own feedback. Communication will be tailored to individual need.

Formal face to face reviews of work are carried out every 6 weeks to ensure all parties are happy with progress so far.

At the end of an intervention, formal feedback is sought through questionnaires.

Core Assets have partnered with the Bog Word so that we may utilise translators (for the verbal and written word) wherever necessary.
Is the service fully accessible?
Ensuring inclusion
The service is tailored to individual children and their specific needs and abilities.

Therefore each person receives a service responsive to their particular situation.