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Sign up to the Children with Disabilities Register

Published Monday, 14th June 2021

Do you have a child with a disability and/or special educational needs?

WCF are encouraging parents to sign up to the county’s register for children with disabilities and special educational needs.

On signing up to the register, you will receive a certificate stating that your child is on the register. This may be able to be used to get discounts at local attractions.

Any child or young person in Worcestershire with a special educational need and/or disability can be on the register.

You do not have to provide any proof of need or disability and do not need to have a diagnosis and there are no assessments.

It is completely voluntary and you can remove your details at any time.

By registering, families can be kept up to date on services and support across Worcestershire and provide feedback to help us understand your experiences.  WCF will communicate news and updates with those parent/carers and young people who gave consent to be contacted in the future.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Our register for children and young people in Worcestershire has been updated. It will help us as a Local Authority make better decisions when we are planning and developing services for all families and children. It’s a great way for us to keep in touch with those who sign up, any opportunity to get feedback is key to how we continue to improve SEND services across the county.”

The register is used for statistical information and also helps to keep families involved in feedback and the development of new services. 

Young people remain on the register until they are 18 years old - they will then receive an email asking if they would like to be removed;  if not, then they stay on the register until the age of 25 when their details will automatically be removed.

Families signed up to the register will receive monthly news and updates from WCF, WCC and partner agencies specifically around special educational needs and disabilities.

This gives us an opportunity to communicate with families, involve them in workshops or focus groups we have planned and get their feedback through surveys.

As a local authority, the County Council and WCF are required to keep a register of all disabled children and young people within Worcestershire.

For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cwdregister