Children's Disability Register

The Children's Disability Register is a confidential list of names and basic information about children with disabilities and additional needs.

The Children Act 1989 requires all local authorities to establish a register of children with a disability in their area. It is used to assist service planning to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their families.  

Children's names are added to the register at their parent's request, and in return parents can receive information about services available in their area.

Do I have to include my child on the register?

No. Inclusion on the register is voluntary. Your child can be removed from the register at any time. However, registering your child helps to identify and plan for the needs of children and young people.

The register also operates as a contact list to provide information and consultation about short break opportunities, through our SEND Teams.

How do I join the Children's Disability Register?

To register your child, please download and complete the registration form (located on the right-hand side) and return to:  

Children and Families Information Service
Cumbria House
117 Botchergate
Cumbria House

or email: 

Page last reviewed: 19/04/2023

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