Referrals and first appointments
We have an open referral system. Parents can refer their own child but for school age children we recommend parents ask school to refer so we can obtain more detailed information about how their difficulty is impacting in school and which other practitioners/services are involved.
Children can be referred by:
Our service operates in specialist teams and therefore all referrals are first reviewed to ensure that children can be seen by the most appropriate part of the service. If we do not receive enough information to make this decision we write to the referrer to request more information. A child will be seen sooner if we get more detailed information first time.
Initial appointments may be:
- Contact by telephone (you will be informed the time and date)
- In an assessment clinic
- An appointment in school (mainstream schools and specialist provision)
The type of appointment will depend on which team you are being seen.