What is the Slough Children’s Disability Register?
Slough’s Childrens Disability Register is a secure database which aims to capture information about all children and young people aged 0-25 years with disabilities or special educational needs in Slough.
The information that you give us will be used anonymously to show the use of and demand for services in Slough; we will use this information to help us to plan, monitor and develop appropriate facilities and services for disabled children and their families.
We will also use the contact details provided by families to send information on services and support available in Slough.
Registering is voluntary but we would like to encourage you to register so that we can get as clear a picture as possible of the needs for services in Slough.
Please note that registration on Slough’s Children’s Disability Register is not a requirement to obtain any services in Slough and equally does not constitute automatic entitlement to any services.
SLOUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL WANTS TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS ON CHANGES IT WANTS TO MAKE TO HOW IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL (TOP UP) FUNDING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLAN.
Any child or young person who has a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) in Slough can be registered on the Children’s Disability Register.
Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is defined as follows:
‘You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
‘Substantial’ and ‘long-term’ mean
- ‘substantial’ is more than minor or trivial, eg it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed
- ‘long-term’ means 12 months or more, eg a breathing condition that develops as a result of a lung infection
A progressive condition is one that gets worse over time. People with progressive conditions can be classed as disabled.
However, you automatically meet the disability definition under the Equality Act 2010 from the day you’re diagnosed with HIV infection, cancer or multiple sclerosis’.
To register you must complete a simple online form which will allow you to provide us with details of your child. Full instructions are:
- To complete the form go to the Slough Family Information Service website and click on Sign in / Register
- This will take you to the Sign in page.
- Click on 'New User?, create an account'
- Enter your first name, surname and an email address (this must be the email address in the record).
- Create a password.
- Accept the Terms & Conditions and click on Create account.
- An activation code is emailed to your email address
- Enter the activation code in the 'Activate Account' page and click on 'activate account'
- You are signed into your account.
- Click on the Disabled Children's Register section
- Click on Create a record
- Complete the form
- Select the consent statement and click on save record
It is important that information on the database is kept up to date. Every 6-12 months you will receive a reminder email asking you to check that the information held about your child is current and accurate. You can then make any changes to your information that are needed, for example, a change of address or school.
You can sign in at any time to review or update your information.
The Max Card is a national, local authority-commissioned discount initiative for looked after children and children with additional needs aged 0-25 years. The scheme enables families to visit hundreds of attractions across the UK at a free or discounted rate. For more information about the Max Card and where it can be used, look at the Max Card website http://www.mymaxcard.co.uk
When you complete your child’s registration you will be given the option to receive a Max Card. The card can be collected from St Martins Place once your registration is complete. The card is valid for children up to the age of 25. Please note there will be a maximum of 2 Max Cards per family.
If your card is lost or stolen then please contact us as soon as possible so we can deactivate it. There may be a small charge for cards that have to be replaced.