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Making a referral
Before requesting help from us, please use the resources, strategies and advice within the toolkit pages on our website for a period of 12 weeks. These toolkits will help you, and us, to establish your child or young person’s level of need. Additionally, if you have any concerns regarding the home environment, please see our informative home safety advice found on this website.
We have an open referral system, which means that anyone who knows or works with a child or young person can refer. This includes parents, carers, teachers, other health professionals, consultants, GP’s etc. We do ask that if a professional is referring on behalf of a parent, they obtain consent from the parent or guardian before the referral is sent to us. We cannot accept referrals where we do not have informed consent.
If you wish to make a referral to our service, please complete all the referral forms found to the right of this page and send in with any supporting documents, for example, Paediatrician letters, physiotherapy reports, the impact on home/school-based interventions tried and all activities completed within the occupational therapy toolkits.
On the referral form, you will need to document the child or young person’s specific functional difficulties in order for us to prioritise their need. This then forms the basis of the assessment process and allows the occupational therapist to have clear information on what needs to be assessed. Without this information we are unable to process the referral and it will not be accepted for an OT assessment.
To make a referral please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA):
Telephone: 03300 245 321