As of March 2022, there were 80,000 children living in care in England according to Ofsted findings.

Sharon Howard is the Assistant Director of the Disabled Children & Disabled Young People’s Service Lifespan Pathway for Kent County Council. She has over 35 years of experience working in social care, qualifying as a social worker in 1997. Kent is one of England’s largest geographical local authorities, and in 2022 the Children’s service received an Outstanding rating following an Ofsted inspection. In this video Sharon discusses some of the challenges children with disabilities and their families face when accessing children’s services, emphasising the need for service improvements.

She shares how Kent County Council have developed a 0-25 multidisciplinary programme to support young people and their families. The joined-up approach of services in delivering the programmes works towards developing more resilient services and early intervention with cases.   

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As of March 2022, there were 80,000 children living in care in England. Sharon Howard, Assistant Director of Lifespan, the Disabled Children and Young People's Service at Kent County Council discusses the multidisciplinary pathway the service has developed through partnership working to deliver support to disabled young people and their families.

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