Occupational Therapy Service for children
The Occupational Therapy Services is for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have a disability which impacts on their daily activities, or the safety of those caring for them.
Occupational Therapy service provides:
- advice and guidance
- equipment and advice on techniques
- recommendations for adaptations
The Occupational Therapy service supports children and young people to achieve their maximum independence and quality of life within their home environments.
Who can make a referral to Occupational Therapy?
Referrals can be made by,
- any healthcare professional, including;
- health visitors
- therapists or,
- other professionals working with the family
Referrals can also be made by,
- a family member
- carer or,
- the child or young person themselves
Referrals from professionals must be discussed and agreed with the child's family and consent gained.
Referrals must be in writing using the relevant referral forms below
Once you’ve completed the form email it to either:
- firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- email@example.com (secure email for professionals)
- or, send to the address below
What happens next?
Once we've received your referral form, it will be reviewed and prioritised relating to child protection and end of life care.
- You'll be notified by letter that we've received your referral form
- The parent or carer will be contacted to arrange an assessment
- What to expect from an assessment?