Join our SEND 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. Our hope is that this register will be as equally beneficial to our families as it is to us.

What are the benefits of being on the SEND Register?

You will receive relevant information for you and your family. We will only send you information that we think you’ll be interested in, based on the information you provide when you sign up. Your information can be altered or amended at any time and if you decide you no longer want to be on the Disability Children's Register, you can request to be removed at any time.

You’ll be the first to know about all of the new events, activities and services going on throughout the year.

Who can sign up?

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’ 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 and Mental Health Needs
  • Visual Impairment
What do I need to do to sign up?

You’ll need to create an Our Rochdale account first or login.  If you already have an account you can register your child.  It is really quick and easy.

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

For more information about how we use your personal information, see our service specific Privacy Notice.

Local advice

  1. Rochdale’s Local Offer Information and Policy Documents

    All local authorities have published a local offer which provides information and advice on the services and provision available in their area for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability (SEND).

Local services

  1. Rochdale Short Breaks

    A short break gives a child or young person with a disability the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing. Families in turn get a break from their caring responsibilities.