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Register of children with disabilities

The aim of the disability register is to help plan quality services for disabled children that are based on good factual information.

The Register of Children with Disabilities has nothing to do with child protection.

For the purposes of the Register a child/young person is defined as disabled if he/she is aged 0-18 and cannot do the everyday things that his/her peers can do. We would like to know about your child if he/she has a:

  • physical disability
  • hearing impairment
  • chronic ill health
  • learning disability
  • visual impairment
  • mental ill health
  • communication disorder
  • developmental disorder

We would also like to know about your child if he/she has a Blue Badge and/or is in receipt of middle or high rate Disability Living Allowance. Registering your child does not mean automatic entitlement to any services.

How do I add my child/young person to the register?

To join the register, you will need to complete the application form and upload a colour photo of your child.

The photo can be one you have taken yourself at home, it must be clear, in colour and show their head and shoulders.

What happens next?

After we have recieved your form and photo we will create and send you a disability register card for your child / young person. This can be used as proof that they have an additional need or disabilty and be used to access some services or attractions at a concessionary rate.

The card will expire on the young person's 18th birthday or the 2nd birthday after it has been created. A month before the card is due to expire (if your child or young person is not yet 18 years old) you will be sent a new form to complete to update the form. 


Download: information_for_parents_send_1.docx

Who to contact

Contact Name
Family Information Service

Where to go

2nd Floor, TOKKO
Gordon Street

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
This is a free service


Referral required

Last updated 22/12/2021