The Children Act 1989 required all local authorities to establish a record of disabled children in their areas. This is known as the Disabled Children's Record and is kept up to date by the children's disability team in Salford.
The information on the record is confidential. It conforms to the Data Protection Act 1998. Only professionals from social care, education and health services can have access via the record co-ordinator who works in the children's disability team.
Although inclusion on the record is voluntary, we hope that as many parents as possible will agree to their child's name being included as it has many benefits.
The record is not linked to any other record and will not affect entitlement to services or benefits.
The record is open to disabled children and young people who:
Disability includes for example:
Core information including: name, address, age, type of disability, GP, school, and information on any services currently being received or are waiting for. The record is held on a secure computer system with strictly controlled access. Parents, carers and young people can request a copy of the information held about them.
Contact the multi-agency team on 0161 603 4500.