What is the Children & Young People’s Disability Register?
The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities who live in Middlesbrough.
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. Once you have added your child to the register, you can receive our newsletter called Disability Matters via email. 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 Middlesbrough Council that is relevant to you.
Who can access information from the register?
The register is held within the Local Authority’s Children with Disabilities Team. The information will be used primarily by the CWD team to keep you up to date with information about appropriate services for your family. However, as a secondary use, we may share the information with other council teams and partner agencies, to help us jointly plan services. 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?
All you need to do is click the Register button at the top of this page. Once registered on the site, you can then "Sign In" and add your child / young person to the Children & Young People’s Disability Register.