Children and Young People's Disability Register C&YPDR Stockton
We want to make sure we know how many disabled children, or children with a complex need that greatly affects their every day life, live in the area of Stockton-on-Tees. This is something all councils have to do and it will help us improve services now and in the future. By being on the register we can also keep you informed of the services that are available and how you can access them if you want to.
Being part of the Children and Young People’s Disability Register is not a way of being assessed for services and will not provide or take away any services for you or your child.
Benefits of being on the register
Registering your information with C&YPDR Stockton could give you and your family the chance to influence and shape future services. It is also a way for you to access relevant information that will:
- keep you updated on what Children’s Services can offer you
- signpost you to local childcare - including day nurseries, after school clubs and registered child-minders for children with additional needs
- direct you to information about local activities and events
- inform you of ways you can get involved
- send you our quarterly newsletter
Should I register my son/daughter?
Yes, if he/she;
- has a learning difficulty, mental health, medical condition or a physical disability which substantially limits or prevents him/her from living and developing as other children of a similar age
- is 0 to 17 years old
- and lives in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Registering is entirely voluntary, but the more information we can gather about the needs of disabled or complex needs children and young people the better we can plan for services in your area.
If your child or young person has a disability and you would like your family details to be added to C&YPDR Stockton please register online here to complete the form, or alternatively you can contact:
Stockton Families Information Service
16 Church Road
Telephone: (01642) 527225
and we will send you an information pack with a registration form.
If you’re looking for activities for your family don’t forget to log on! If you’re looking for activities and events in and around Stockton and the Tees Valley for your children, in term time or the school holidays, Stockton Borough Council’s website is the place to look.
What happens after I register?
- you will be contacted periodically to check that the information regarding your child is up to date
- you can update your information any time online via the webpage
- we aim to keep the register up to date at all times so that it gives us a better understanding of your child/young person’s needs.
- you are also welcome to contact us if you would like to share some news with others on the register by writing a short article for the newsletter.
Data Protection Act
Every local authority is legally required to maintain a register and the information you submit will be used anonymously to show the use of and demand for services in the Stockton-on-Tees area. All information we hold is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 and personal information will remain confidential. Any reports we produce will be used for planning and developing services, they will never identify any child, young person or family as only the facts and figures are used.