ESCO Support

Lincolnshire County Council provides an Early Support, Care and Co-ordination service, or ESCO for short.     Here is an Introduction to ESCO.    

See also ESCO Grantham.     It states that the Swingbridge Children’s Centre is where meetings are held in Grantham.     updated

   Click icon for their brochure2021.

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The eligibility criteria  have been extended from children with complex health needs or disabilities under five to include young people up to eighteen years of age.      You need an appointment to see someone.

To book an ESCO Drop in clinic appointment, phone the Customer Service Centre number:   01522 782 111.      Clinics are usually held monthly at several Children’s Centres but due to Coronavirus restrictions are currently conducted by phone.      If you are not sure whether to make an appointment the call centre staff can help with this and may even be able to suggest alternative options. 

They can tell you dates times and places where ESCO appointments are available in your area.        They can also give you the name of the person you will see.      Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour in length.

They will ask for your name, address and language – in case you need a translator.      They will ask for your child’s disability and what support he/she needs.       Parents often do not know what support is needed, which is helpful for your adviser to know.      They will ask whether your child has been referred.      A referral is not needed, though.

Team around the child

Where needed ESCO may put together a Team around the child (TAC).      Click icon to see how this works in Lincolnshirelink      Also:

  • The TAC interconnections website, established by Peter Limbrick who developed the TAC approach, shares information and supports teamwork around disabled children.      new
  • This link, from an autism mum’s support website, gives a feel for how things might work in TAC meetings.
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