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Disabled Childrens Register

Help to improve and develop services for children and young people with additional needs.

If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person with additional needs and have not already joined the register why don’t you? It is simple and may benefit you and your family.

As services are reviewed and developed it is important that they are done in a way to meet the needs of children and young people. This can only be done with your help.

What is the Disabled Childrens Register?

Local authorities have a duty to have a record or register of disabled children in their area under the Children Act 1989. Our disabled children and young person’s register is Rochdale’s way of doing this.

Signing up for the register is completely voluntary.

Who can apply?

If you have a disabled child or young person between birth and 25 you can sign up.

Our local definition of disability is based on the Equality Act 2010 which states that a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

Some examples of areas of need would include:

  • Autism
  • Communication difficulties
  • End of life
  • Deaf/hearing impairment
  • Learning difficulties
  • Multi-sensory impairment
  • Physical disability
  • Social, emotional & mental health needs
  • Visual Impairment

What do I need to do to sign up?

Create an account to add details about your child to the Disabled Children's Register. 

Create an account (if you don't already have one)

Add or amend details about your child

Who will use the information I give to you?

The statistics we will get from the register will be used for planning purposes. The information may be shared with genuine service providers of the council to process the information on our behalf.

We will also be working closely with the NHS in planning future integrated provision and may want to share the information with them.

Registering your child will not affect any services or benefits that you currently receive. It will also not guarantee your child any additional benefits of services.

Find out how we use your personal information in our Privacy Notice

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