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Additional Needs Database for Children and Young People

What is the Additional Needs Database for Children and Young People?

The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with additional needs who live in the Cheshire West & Chester area.

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 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. 

The first 1000 families to join Cheshire West and Cand Chester' new Children with Additional Needs and Disability Register will also receive a free max card. 

In order to qualify for a card, your child must:

  • Be identified as having special educational needs or a disability
  • Be aged 0-19 years
  • Be one of the first 1000 youngsters registered on Cheshire West and Chester Council's Children with Additional Needs and Disabilities register.

To find out more about Max cards please click here.

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 Additional Needs Database for Children and Young People. If you need any further information you can contact us here.

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