The Children Act 1989 requires all local authorities to keep a register of children with disabilities to help with planning and monitoring services.
Registering your child on the disabled children's register helps us identify and plan for the needs of children and young people with disabilities, their parents and carers. This might include deciding how many school places are needed in future to meet specific needs, or how we should develop our short breaks services. It also helps us to ensure that services are located in places which are accessible to families.
The following organisations are working together to build an effective register and the information gathered is used by partners in health, education and social care services to plan their provision. It will also help us to ensure that families are aware of new developments, forthcoming events and specialist provision which might be of interest to them.
Please note that being on the register does not automatically entitle your child to services. Please contact the disabled children's team or education inclusion service for more information on assessments.