Information for children with a learning disability

We have a Learning Disability Liaison Nurse for Children

Alison, learning disabilities nurse for children Her name is Alison Dean.

01708 435 000 Ext 5050 /5053.

Your hospital passport for children

Hospital passport for children The Hospital Passport for Children helps give the medical team an understanding of your child’s likes and dislikes.

It informs the teams of how to look after your child effectively.

Please bring this with you on the day

If you do not have a Hospital Passport:

Hospital passport for children[docx] 548KB which you can download and fill in or ask someone who knows you well to fill in for you.

We want you to know what has happened during your visit to the Children’s Emergency Department.

We want you to know what has happened during your visit.

We want you to know what will happen when you have a blood test

Your Transition Plan

Children's transition planTransition into adult life can be a stressful and emotional time and there is a lot to think about.

Ensuring a smooth transition into adult services is very important to us. We want to give you as much information as possible before your care moves to adult services.

The Transition Plan provides a guide to help young people and parents.

We aim to start the Transition Process around the age of 12.

If you do not have a Transition Plan:

Click here for a copy of the Transition Plan [pdf] 652KB

Click here for a copy of the Transition process [pdf] 628KB

Click here for more information about Transition process [pdf] 628KB


Consent and Capacity

Children's' consent and capacity The law changes when a person turns 16 years old and becomes an Adult. The Mental Capacity Act is designed to respect the rights of both young people and parents.

Click here for information about Mental Capacity and Consent [pdf] 288KB

Click here for this information in Easy Read format [pdf] 793KB