The Slough 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.
The Childrens Disability Register is managed by the Slough Family Information Service. Registering is voluntary but we would like to encourage as many of you as possible to register so that we can get as clear a picture as possible of the needs for services in Slough.
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. We will be able to use your contact details to keep you up-to-date with developments in services and other relevant information for disabled children and young people.
When you complete your child’s registration you will be given the option to receive a Max Card. 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
The card will be posted to you or can be collected from Slough Borough Council, Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough, SL1 2EL 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.