Physiotherapy - My Child
If you are concerned about your child’s health or development please follow the links below, which will allow you to check the progress of your child, and provide helpful advice to help you manage their needs and enhance their skills.
The BBC have developed this website called Tiny Happy People, to help you develop your child's skills. Explore their simple activities, videos and play ideas and find out about your child's early development.
Tiny Happy People is supported by a range of famous people.
A really useful website providing a lot of information about healthy eating, useful recipes, activities in your local area to get involved in, getting children active and lots more.
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place. It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care.
Click on the image to be taken to the website.
Local Support for Carers
If you care for a disabled child under 18 years old you can apply for a Parent Carer Needs Assessment, also known as Children's Act Assessment. If your child is being assessed for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, then both should be done at the same time. It is usually completed by a Social Worker.
Please click the link on the left for more information.
Click the link to the left to find a wide range of information for carers who are supporting a young person who is preparing to enter adulthood and adult services.
If you are an unpaid carer of someone over the age of 18 you can request your own Carers Assessment- please click on the link to the left to find out more. It may also be the best way to meet your needs as a carer is to provide care and support directly to the person you care for eg by providing replacement care to allow you to take a break. To do this the person neeing care will need to agree to an assessment from Adult Social Care
Organisations & Charities
These websites may also be of use to you if your child has specific needs or conditions, please click on the links below.
The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists is a Specialist Interest Group (under the CSP) for physiotherapists working with children. It provides a forum of support for those interested in paediatrics and promotes best practice for those working with children and young people.
Can Child website has information about different diagnoses, including causes, identification, assessment, and management.
They are the hub of an academic network of international scientists who conduct applied clinical and health services research. CanChild research efforts focus on children and youth with disabilities and their families.
Provides help and advice across the spectrum of problems seen in the ‘heritable disorders of connective tissue’ – joint hypermobility syndrome, Ehlers Danlos, Marfan syndrome, Stickler Syndrome and Osteogenesis Imperfecta.