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Children's Disability Register

What is the Children's Disability Register?

The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities who live in Barnsley.

Why do we have a register and what is it used for?

The Children’s Act 1989 requires us to keep a register. The register helps us to plan and develop services for children and young people with disabilities, it helps us to know who we have and where they are. In addition to planning, the register also helps us to involve and inform families as well as keep in touch and share news and information.

Why should I sign up to it?

The register is used as a means for us to keep families updated with any new developments. This includes information on local and national services, charities and events that are relevant to children and young people with disabilities and their families. In addition to this, you may, from time to time be sent other information from Barnsley Council that is relevant to you.

Who can access information from the register?

The register is held within Barnsley Council's Families Information Service (FIS). The information will be used to keep you up to date with information about appropriate services for your family.  Registering on the Disability Register will not affect any services or benefits that you currently receive; it will also not guarantee your child and additional services or benefits.

Do you have to register your child?

No, the register is voluntary. Your child does not have to be on the register to receive services and support from health or social care. You can request to have your child’s details removed at any time.

How do I sign up?

We are developing a new online register that we would like your views and opinions.  If you would like to register under the current system, please contact Families Information Service and a paper copy of the form will be posted out for you to complete and return.

Who to contact

Families Information Service
0800 0345340

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Last updated on 08/11/2017