As if families with disabled children weren't facing enough upheaval already with cuts both national and local Lancashire County Council is to take a decision on the introduction of new eligibility for assessment criteria and service levels for children with disabilities and their families. The decision is due on the 22 March 2011.
The decision details explain:
"This report seeks to establish consistent eligibility for assessment and for service provision for children and young people with disabilities through a Thresholds Model which will be applied progressively throughout Lancashire.
This approach will clarify the eligibility for assessment and thresholds for indicative levels of service provision to children with disabilities and their families. This will require re-assessments of service provision to children with disabilities and consequently some families may receive reduced or increased levels of provision."
You can find details of the proposed consultation arrangements here