Supporting children with complex needs

Growing up can be challenging, especially if the child also struggles with an ongoing illness.

As a parent/carer of a child with complex needs, giving them the right support is essential to encourage their independence and support their overall well-being.

Navigating this care can be difficult, but here are some tips:

Understand their needs

The first step in providing support is gaining a proper understanding of your child’s needs.

Each individual will have different needs, depending on their illness or disability. This could be behavioural, emotional, or physical.

To provide the best support for them, you must first get to grips with the specific issues that they struggle with.

Being supportive and empathetic is also essential. If the child displays challenging behaviour, it’s important to decode this and get to the bottom of the child’s concerns.

Have the right tools

Once you have an understanding of the child’s needs, you can shape the care that they receive.

Synergy Complex Care is a specialist provider of complex homecare for babies, children and young people. Our staff are trained to provide children with the personalised care and support that they may need.

But aside from physical care, your child may also need support with their education and development.

We tailor the care that we give, which could include facilitating play, or educational activities, or supporting them to meet their long-term goals.

This well-rounded combination is essential to help your child maximise their independence.

You must regularly review the child’s progress and adapt their care to reflect their changing needs.

Take a collaborative approach

Supporting a child with complex needs isn’t a journey that should be undertaken alone.

It’s a collaborative effort involving parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, and the children themselves.

Working together, we can create a support system that caters to the child’s individual needs.

At Synergy Complex Care, we work together with the child’s network to ensure all of their needs are met.

Does your child need support? Contact our team today.


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