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Health care advice when requesting an EHC Needs Assessment

If you are thinking of requesting an EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person we would ask you to consider carefully whether you feel that their health needs have already been addressed by appropriate referrals/consultations with relevant health professionals. If this is not…

Child vaccination appointment checklist

When your baby or child is due for a routine vaccination, you may receive a notice in the post, detailing an appointment. You should let your GP practice know if you are unable to attend the vaccination appointment. They will be able to rearrange your child's appointment, but it…

Supporting children with autism into adulthood

For a teenager who has autism, growing up to become an adult with autism may have extra, unique challenges beyond those commonly faced by other teens. Families of children with autism will also have to adapt to the changes that being an independent adult with…

Long-term health conditions at school

If your child has a long-term health condition, such as asthma or diabetes, talk to their school about how their condition will be managed during the school day. There are more than a million children in the UK who have a long-term, or even lifelong, illness and need medicines…

Where can I get sexual health advice?

If you want to know more about sex and relationships or would like information to help you talk to your partner, family, child or teenager, the organisations listed on this page can help. The more facts you know about sex and relationships, the more confident you…

Autism in children

Autism can normally be diagnosed in children at around the age of two. In many cases, professional health workers may spot the signs of autism during normal childhood health checks, and this may lead to the child being formally diagnosed. If you think your child may have autism, ask your…

Health (SEND)

This page contains information about health. Search health and related services Health Care services are an important part of the Local Offer. Some services are provided in clinics and some in schools and early years settings.

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Being a parent or carer is one of the most fantastic and rewarding things that we ever do, but without a doubt it can also be one of the most difficult. Almost all parents will have times when they worry about their children and their…

Talking to your child about their autism

Explaining to your child that they have autism can be difficult for some parents. Here an expert gives some tips on how to have the conversation. In her work as a child psychiatrist with Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, Dr Glòria Durà-Vilà meets many parents in her…

Mental health in children and young people with SEND

What is Mental Health? Mental health refers to a person’s cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing - it is all about how you think, feel, and behave. There is a wide range of common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety to more complex problems such…