What is the Children and Young People’s disability register?
The register is a list of children and young people in Wirral who have SEN and disabilities and who receive, or may one day need to use the services from health, social services, education or voluntary organisations.
What is it for?
The register provides a contact point for providing families with information about services and opportunities to be involved in consultations about SEN and disabilities. The information from the register will help Children’s Services to build a broader picture of SEN and disability across the area from a family’s perspective.
Who can see the information on the register? The register is kept on a computer and is managed and kept up to date by the Family Information Service, Wirral Council. We will only share statistical information (figures only, no names) with our partners in health and social care so that we can work together in the improved planning and delivery of local services for families in Wirral.
Who can register?
You can register your child or young person if they are under 25 years of age with complex learning difficulties, additional needs or a disability.
We would like the parents and carers of all children and young people who have SEN and disabilities to register their child or young person so we can make the best plans for the future. No one has to register if they do not want to. It is a voluntary register and only contains the information that you as a parent or carer gives us.
We ask for your child or young person’s NHS number and date of birth so that we can identify them as an individual child or young person on the register to avoid any duplication. A person’s NHS number is a unique number that everyone has from birth onwards and it does not change over time. We will not use your child or young person’s NHS number to access any of your child or young person’s medical records.
How do I find my NHS Number?
If you’re registered with a GP, you will already have an NHS Number. Your NHS number will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, such as prescriptions, test results, and appointment letters. Alternatively contact your GP practice and ask them to look it up for you.
N.B You may find it useful to have to hand a list of the difficulties/disabilities affecting your child/young person which can be found on the letters sent from the paediatrician.
What if I have more than one child to register?
Please complete a separate registration form for each child/young person.
Who should fill in the form?
The parent, carer or guardian of a disabled child or young person
What happens next?
Alternatively, you can download the registration form and return it to The Family Information Service, Bromborough Children’s Centre, Gratrix Road, Bromborough, CH62 7BW.