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Children with a Disability Register

Children’s Disability Team - Who we are

The Children’s Disability Team (CDT) is a specialist Social Care team comprised of

  • Social Workers,
  • Social Work Assistants,
  • Education Keyworkers and
  • Support Workers.

The Team’s focus is to:

  • Work with children whose families live in Ceredigion and where consent has been given for our involvement.
  • Work in partnership with children, families and relevant organisations to enable children to achieve the outcomes that have been identified following assessment.
  • Ensure the welfare of the child is safeguarded and promoted by all those providing services.
  • Ensure the provision of services assists in minimising the impact of a child’s disability and give them the opportunity to live fulfilled lives.

The Children’s Disability Team work with children and young people who have:

  • Multiple Learning Disabilities / Developmental Delay,
  • Autism (where there has been a medical diagnosis),
  • Physical Disabilities, e.g. children who need to use specialist equipment,
  • Hearing and visual impairment,
  • Medical and Health conditions that require a range of health support,

The Team can be involved where a child has been assessed as having any of the conditions above, and

  • has suffered or is at risk of suffering significant harm or
  • where the identified disability has a long-term and substantial adverse effect on the child’s / young person’s ability to undertake daily activities

Children’s Disability Register

What is it?

The Children with a Disability Register records details of children and young people in Ceredigion who have a physical or learning disability.

The Register seeks to collect information on children and young people under 18 years old.

What are the benefits of registering your child?

You can:

  • receive information on services for young people, for you and/or your child

  • be made aware of discounts or voucher schemes that might be launched in the County/Region; and,

  • have your say on influencing services in Ceredigion.

The information is also used:

  • to help Ceredigion County Council, local health services and care service providers plan appropriate services in the County;

  • for parents, carers, children, and young people to have a voice and ensure that the Council and other services are aware of your needs and demand for services in the County; and,

  • to provide up to date information to children and young people with a disability or special need, as well as their parents and or carers.


Under the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 Ceredigion County Council has a duty to assess a child where it appears that the child may need care and support; in addition to the care and support provided by the child’s family.

However, not all children with disabilities will require specialist services or support. Children and families may receive assessments and support through our other Social Care services for children and families.

Initially, referrals are made to our dedicated Customer Services team, CLIC, on 01545 574000 who liaise with our Children and Families teams across the Through Age Wellbeing division.

Eligibility Criteria

Under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 a disabled child is a child that has a physical or mental impairment, that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that child’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

A long-term effect is defined as having lasted at least 12 months or is likely to last for the rest of the child’s life.

This Eligibility Criteria is intended as a guide to assist in identifying which children require specialist assessment & support by the Children`s Disability Team.

How to apply to the register

Click on the link below to register your child’s details.

Children with a Disability Register 

If you are unable to access the link, please contact Clic, our social care Contact Centre, on 01545 574000.