Early Support Care Coordination Team (ESCO)
Early Support is a programme that is used nationally as a means of improving the way in which families who have children with disabilities and/or complex health needs can access information and services to support them.
The early support materials provide a framework that families are able to use, whatever their child’s needs. These materials can be downloaded free of charge from the link below.
Early Support is relevant to all agencies that provide services for families:
- Hospital and clinical settings
- Children’s centres
- Mainstream Early Years settings
- A range of specialist support agencies, including portage services , sensory support services etc
- Voluntary organisations.
Early Support promotes services for families and children that work in partnership with parents and carers, so that families are at the heart of discussion and decision-making about their child.
Early Support integrates service planning and delivery, particularly when families are in contact with many different people and agencies. This is achieved through care co-ordination schemes that provide key workers for families. The care co-ordination scheme in Lincolnshire is called ESCO (Early Support Care Co-ordination)
If you would like to find out more about Early Support in general, information is available here.
A care co-ordination service for children and young people who have a long term condition/disability and/or sensory impairment.
As the family’s Key Worker you are the first point of contact for the family for support and advice.
A care co-ordination service for children under 5 who have a long term condition/disability.
Download documents and paperwork here.
Professionals working with children and their families can make a referral to Lincolnshire’s ESCO service.
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A multi-agency, nationally recognised training course.