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Jigsaw - Team for Disabled Children

JIGSAW supports children and young people and their families who have a Southampton address with a complex level of need. Please see referral criteria details below. 

The Jigsaw service is a fully integrated service between Southampton City Council and Solent NHS, jointly commissioned by SCCCG and SCC.  It provides a fully integrated Health, Statutory Social Care and Statutory Occupation Therapy response in circumstances where the child has:

  • Learning disabilities within the moderate, severe or profound range


  • a severe physical (including visual and hearing) health condition or impairment which is life limiting, or significantly affects, or is predicted to affect, everyday life functioning or a child’s access to education (e.g. in a wheelchair, has adapted living, requires total personal care support, requires communication aids) and their ability to achieve outcomes appropriate to their age related potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jigsaw Duty
023 8091 5831

The three separate strands (Health, Statutory Social Care and Statutory Occupation Therapy) are drawn together through the Team Manager role. 

It is made up of professionals from the following disciplines: -

  • CAMHS Learning Disability Nursing
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Paediatric Medical Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Health community support workers
  • Learning Disability Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy (Statutory and Health)
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Registered Social Workers
  • Short Breaks Officer
  • Speech and Language Therapy

Whilst there is a single line management arrangement for the service, each professional group will be professionally accountable to the professional lead in each area (e.g. OT will be accountable to a lead OT).

The Jigsaw service also has the statutory Short Break Service sat within it.  This also includes the Buzz Network, which is accessible to all children and young people within the City who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  This is overseen and managed by the Short Break Officer.  For further information please see the Short Breaks Statement.  The Short Breaks Officer also maintains the Register of Disabled Children for Southampton City Council.

Where to go

Civic Centre North Block
SO14 7LY
Children's Centre Areas

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

For more detailed information about the eligibility criteria please see the Disabled Children’s Service Children’s Social Care Threshold and Eligibility Criteria document.

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