Walsall FIS offers up-to-date information,
advice and help on services for families in Walsall.
The Children's Disability Register is a confidential list of names and basic information about children with disabilities, special or additional needs.
The Children Act 1989 required all local authorities to establish a register of children with a disability in their area. This is used to help plan services 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.
The information held on the register is confidential. It meets the requirements of Data Protection Act. Only authorised workers from social care, education and health can access the information, via the Register Co-ordinator.
No. Inclusion on the register is voluntary. And if your child is on the Register, you can have them removed at any time.
However, we believe most parents and carers will see the benefits and want their child to be included. The Register will:
Services are based on assessed needs, not inclusion on the Register. The Children's Disability Register is not linked to any other registers or records held by the Local Authority. This includes the Child Protection Register.
Your child can be added onto the Register if they:
They may need help with the following:
If you want your child to be included, please download the registration form below and return it to:
Walsall Early Years (A7), Education Development Centre, Pelsall Lane, Rushall, WS4 1NG