Local authorities have a duty to have a record or register of disabled children in their area under the Children Act 1989.
The Disabled Children’s Database is managed by Sefton’s Early Help Workers Team and is part of our commitment to improve services for disabled children and young people.
We want everyone with a disabled child or teenager, aged 0 to 18 years old in Sefton to register. This will enable us to look at numbers of children and young people and help us plan our services and local health services within the borough.
You are not obliged to register your details or those of your children, it is purely voluntary.
If you choose to register, please click the register button and create your account, then click Disabled Children's Register and complete the online form.
If you would like us to contact you regarding services that are useful to you, please provide us with your e-mail address on the registration form. We will also share relevant news and information for disabled children, young people and families.
As well as having access to targeted information, advice and support, you will also receive a copy of the Aiming High for Disabled Children newsletter by email three times each year.
Who Can Register
You should consider registering your child if they have a disability. Under the Equality Act 2010, a person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities
- A hearing impairment
- A visual impairment
- A learning disability
- A physical disability
- A chronic/life threatening physical illness
- A communication disorder (including autism)
- A consciousness disorder (e.g. epilepsy)
We do not register children who have Emotional and Behavioural difficulties e.g Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Learning difficulties e.g Dyslexia which are not associated with any of the above disabilities.
Children do not need to have a formal diagnosis.
How to Register
If you need any help or would like any support with registering please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Update your details/Deregister
When you register your child, you will create an online account which you can log into at any time by clicking here to update and amend your child’s details.
We encourage you to regularly log into your account for you to maintain your details.
If you require any help with your online account you can contact us via email email@example.com
You have the right to deregister your child from the database at any point, you can do this yourself via your online account or contact the team via firstname.lastname@example.org
When your child reaches 18 years old, we will remove them from the register.
We will not disclose your information to third parties unless there is a legal requirement for us to do so. The register is voluntary and completely secure.
Sefton Borough Council is registered and subject to the Data Protection Act 2018. The information collected on the Register will help us to plan for better services for disabled children. The Local Authority has a duty under Schedule 2, Part 1, Paragraph 2 of the Children’s Act 1989 to maintain a register of disabled children within their area. However, you are not obliged to register your details or those of your children.
If in the future, you change your mind about including your details or those of your child or children, you can de-register from the database at any point in time, via your online account or by contacting the team via email@example.com
To find out more about the Aiming High services you can also join our Facebook page www.facebook.com/seftonaiminghigh