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Children's Disability Register

Last updated 8 December 2015

The Children's Disability Register is the register of children and young people with disabilities in Waltham Forest. It is used to plan services for them.

Which children are included on the register?

The register includes children and young people between birth and 19 years with:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Sight or hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Communication difficulties

Chronic ill health and who require additional help from their parent(s) / carer(s), or other to take part in day-to-day activities.

Does my child have to be registered?

No, the register is completely voluntary and can only work for all of us, if as many people as possible agree to put their children on the register.

What information is required?

General information about your child is collected, such as name, address, date of birth, as well as information about the childcare provider or school they attend, the services they access, and their diagnosis.

What are the benefits to my child?

As the register is used to help plan services, the more information we have, the better that planning will be. We also email parents with details of services, activities and events that are running in the borough and beyond as soon as we receive the information. For that reason, it is important to provide us with an email address if you have one.

How can I register my child?

Complete the Children's Disability Register online form to register your child. If you need help completing the form, please contact us on the details below.

Contact us

Waltham Forest Family Information Service
Emmanuel Community School
The Drive
E17 3BN

Tel 020 8496 3000

Is the information I provide confidential?

Yes. Only key professionals in Education, Health and Social Care will have access to the Children’s Disability Register.

You will be contacted every two years to check the details for accuracy, and to ensure that you would like your child to remain on the Children’s Disability Register. However, you may request to have your child’s details removed at any time.

The information held on the Children’s Disability Register is held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Waltham Forest Children’s Disability Register is not a register of entitlement.

Visit the Local Offer website

The Local Offer is a guide to all the services that are available for children and young people in Waltham Forest with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged from birth to 25.

Visit Waltham Forest's Local Offer website

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See also

  • Short Break Services

    Short Break services provide a chance for disabled children to spend time away from their carers, try out new things, have fun and make new friends.