National Guidance Documents and Policies
These reports and guidance documents have all been developed at a national level to support Local Implementation Groups and to establish consistency and equity across the country.
This interim guidance assists Children’s Disability Network Managers and their teams in clarifying role of the Key Contact and putting it into operation. Review of the guidance will be informed by feedback.
This policy takes a family centred approach to managing issues regarding attendance for appointments by engaging with families and talking to them about any difficulties they have in attending.
Each child’s Individual Family Support Plan is based on the family’s own priorities. The family and the team together decide on goals and the strategies and supports which will help meet those goals.
An operational framework or guide for Children’s Disability Network Teams, informed by the academic literature on family centred practice and the learning from a project completed in CHO 3.
The standardised CHO Governance structure and processes to ensure consistency and quality of services across all Children’s Disability Networks in line with the National PDS Programme.
The job description for this post, including the principle duties and responsibilities.
Advice on delivering supports to children and families using technology such as video-conferencing and pre-recorded materials.
The foundation for the PDS programme’s planned changes to disability services for children and young people.
The stages and items LIGs need to work through when developing the new structure for the delivery of services.
Sets out the links needed between the two sectors at national and local level. A guide to planning for transition stages for children is included.
This report sets out a new approach to measuring our services according to the outcomes achieved for children and their families.
Takes Local Implementation Groups through the detailed planning required when services are being reconfigured.
Supports for children whose needs require a level of expertise which are not solely met by the Children’s Disability Network Team or Primary Care services.
The policy ensures equity of access and consistency across the country and makes referral easier for parents and other referrers.
The process involved in discharging children or transferring them to another service.
How referrals are to be prioritised, taking into account both the child’s and the family’s needs.
Supports for parent representatives and suggestions on engaging children and young people to voice their views.
Recommendations for training for front line staff, consultation and specialist assessment when needed.
How services will work seamlessly for children whose needs cross these three services.
The roles and duties of the HSE and Tusla the Child and Family Agency, regarding children & young people with a disability.
A template that includes the PDS model of service, relevant national policies and guidance on developing other local policies.
The programme for Children’s Disability Network Managers and Children’s Disability Network Teams to support the move to the PDS model of service.
A lead agency will have responsibility for services for children with complex disability in their assigned Children’s Disability Network.
The provision of health service supports for children with a disability attending pre-school under the Access and Inclusion Model.
A template for PDS Local Implementation Groups and CHOs to use to develop their own plan.
How to ensure that the best interests of the child and the family are upheld when a child is attending a CDNT and a private practitioner.
This should be completed regularly by the team to assess and monitor quality and to prioritise areas for improvement.