Integrated Team for Disabled Children
Derwen, the Integrated Team for Disabled Children, works with children and young people aged 0 - 18 in Gwynedd. It provides specialist support for:
- children with a developmental delay or disorder
- disabled children
- children with an illness.
Derwen is a partnership between the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Gwynedd Council’s Social Services Department.
Derwen Service work with disabled children who have: A disability or significant developmental delay where mainstream services are unable to meet their specialist needs.
"Disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term negative effect on an ability to do normal daily activities." - (Equality Act 2010)
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What does Derwen offer?
- one point of contact for the Team
- advice and information
- an Initial Assessment by a Duty Officer
- professional input to meet the child’s needs
- multi-agency review of the child’s needs
- a right to an assessment of the carer’s needs
- short breaks. Our 'short breaks statement' is attached on the bottom of this page
Who can refer a child to Derwen?
- the child or young person
- parent / carer
- professionals (with family consent)
Who works for Derwen?
- Duty Officer
- Community Nurses (Child Development)
- Clinical Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Education Liaison Officer
- Support Services Officers
- Occupational Therapist (Adaptations)
- Information Officer
Transition Age Handbook
A young disabled person’s 14th birthday is an exciting and uncertain time, when they prepare for the transition from children’s services to adult life. This handbook answers some of the questions that can arise and provides guidance as you make decisions for the future.
Phone: 01286 674686
Bron Hendre, South Road, Caernarfon, LL55 2HP
Phone: 01766 771000
Council Offices, Dwyfor, Ffordd y Cob, Pwllheli
Phone: 01341 424503
Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, LL40 1YB
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