Social Care (SEND)

Social Care for Children and Families has a team of specialist Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who work with sick and disabled children and their families. They are called the Children with Disabilities Team.

Related information  

Read about Short Breaks in Buckinghamshire.

Find out about Personal Budgets.

As a young person approaches adulthood, the responsibility for their social care will pass from children’s services to adult health and social care services. The Communities, Health and Adult Social Care Service provides support and help to adults who need it.

Read more on Moving between children and adult social care services

You can find all the information and advice about Social Care for Adults on the Buckinghamshire County Council website

The Council for Disabled Children has a number of resources focused on supporting the implementation of the social care aspects of Education, Health and Care Plan assessment and planning.   

The role of the Independent Reviewing Officer in EHC assessments and plans

This guide has been developed by Council for Disabled Children to help IROs in carrying out their role in respect children and young people with SEND. This guide covers education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments and plans made under the Children and Families Act 2014. 


Identifying the social needs of children and young people with SEND as part of EHC assessment and plans - PDF 

The role of Independent Reviewing Officers in Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans for looked after children and young people with special educational needs.


IRO Handbook PDF

Statutory guidance for independent reviewing officers and local authorities on their functions in relation to case management and review for looked after children.

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) 

The YOS and the SEN Service have in place a working agreement to fulfil Buckinghamshire County Council’s statutory requirement relating to children and young people known to the YOS who have SEND. Under the 'downloads' section is a guide to how YOS and SEN communicate with respect to young people jointly known to both services. It outlines processes where the young person is either in the community or in custody. It also includes guidance regarding when and how the Youth Offending Service will refer a young person for consideration of an Education Health and Care Plan where one is not already in place.


Young people in Youth Custody: A practice guide | Council For Disabled Children

For more information about the working agreement or services provided please contact the Youth Offending Service on 01296 434624.

Living Independently

Information on living independently. This page covers different aspects of adult life including housing, money, transport and employment. 

Supported Living Services

You may prefer not to live in residential care, but find it difficult to cope at home. But you may, with help, be able to live independently in the community. If so, you may want to consider supported living services.