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.

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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.

Contact us

  • Arfon
    Phone: 01286 674686
    Bron Hendre, South Road, Caernarfon, LL55 2HP
  • Dwyfor
    Phone: 01758 704429
    Frondeg Centre, Ala Uchaf, Pwllheli, LL53 5BL
  • Meirionnydd
    Phone: 01341 424503
    Cae Penarlâg, Dolgellau, LL40 1YB 


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