Early support care coordination

About ESCO

Early Support Care Co-ordination (ESCO) aims to raise the standards of care for children and young people, aged 0-18 years, who have significant and complex needs and require targeted coordination of services.

This can include:

  • sensory or physical difficulties
  • complex health needs including disability
  • babies leaving hospital with medical and other support needs
  • children who have a greater difficulty communicating
  • life limiting conditions and palliative care
  • children with multiple and significant factors which effect learning and development

ESCO helps to identify children’s needs and respond in the right way. It aims to ensure that the child, young person and their family feel more in control.

Book an appointment

The Early Support Care Co-ordination (ESCO) team provides virtual drop in appointments via phone call. 

These are an opportunity to meet an ESCO key worker for a one-hour session to discuss the services and support available.

To book, call 01522 782111.

Refer a child

To make a referral to the ESCO team, a professional working with the child must:

Your completed form must detail all aspects of what is working well, what is not and what needs to happen.

You must include:

  • details about the child’s unmet needs that are present from their disability
  • information about professionals working with the family

The parent or guardian of the child must give permission for you to complete and submit the form. They must also be involved in its completion.

If ESCO can support the unmet needs, a key worker will be allocated from the ESCO team. They will visit the family to explain more about care co-ordination and arrange an initial ESCO meeting review.