Physical / Medical
Who receives his service?
Children and young people with physical conditions e.g. Cerebral Palsy (Hemi and Quadriplegic), Neuro-muscular e.g. Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy and CMT, spina bifida, Ehlers-danlos
Children and young people with medical conditions e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, Allergies, Heart conditions etc.
Every child/young person with a physical/medical condition will not require additional support, however, some will need this.
What does the service offer?
- Consultation visit to discuss needs.
- Consulting with personnel / health agencies for advice.
- Discuss the provision the child will require.
- Specialist guidance for schools on how to satisfy the medical requirements within a school environment.
- Specialist guidance on curricular adaptation, coordinate information and develop inclusive aspects.
- Progressive visits to support pupil targets / requirements according to the needs.
- Training tailored for school needs.
Environment Audit: to include:
- Access to buildings and a request to provide e.g. lifts, ramps, handrails as well as adaptations to toilets and medical rooms.
- Access to the curriculum and advice on specialist furniture, such as adapted workstations, specialist seating, changing tables, slide sheets, equipment for Physical Education and Technology.
- General advice on: Assessing and managing risk and Lifting and Handling.
Who's in the team?
|Senior Specialist Teaching Assistant|
|Children's Risk Assessor|
How can the service be accessed?
It is possible to access the service either via a referral by a professional from the Health Board or a school can make an application to the Area Forum for service support.
What is the Educational Psychologist's role?
What is the Quality Officer's role?
What is the school's role?
Every school has a responsibility to create a safe and caring environment where it is possible for pupils to develop, be confident and happy. In order to ensure an environment that is friendly for pupils with a physical/medical impairment schools are expected to:
- Ensure that any risks are targeted.
- Ensure that the learning and social environment is inclusive and welcoming.
- Respond at different levels to needs by considering any reasonable specialist advice.
- Measure the progress of children/young people who receive interventions in order to be able to show how effective they are.
- Use standard and directed assessments to see progress and determine the most suitable and best support.
- Ensure that any strategies / recommendations by the specialist service are included in all aspects of the pupil’s school life.
Who else can help?
Action for Sick Children 36 Jackson’s Edge Road Disley Stockport SK12 2JL 0800 0744519 www.actionforsickchildren.org
Action for ME and Chronic Fatigue 3rd Floor, Connignton House 38 Victoria Street Bristol BS1 6BY Helpline: 0845 1232314 www.afme.org.uk
The Anaphylaxis Campaign PO Box 275 Farnborough HAMPSHIRE GU14 6SX 01252 542029 www.anaphylaxis.org.uk
Allergy UK (British Allergy Foundation) Planwell House LEFA Business Park Edgington Way Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5BH Helpline 01322 619898 (Open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) www.allergyuk.org
Cystic Fibrosis Trust One Aldgate Second Floor London EC3N 1RE 0845 859 1000 www.cftrust.org.uk
National Eczema Society 11 Murray Street London NW1 9RE 02072813553 Helpline 0870 241 3604 www.eczema.org
SCOPE CYMRU Community Area Office The Wharf Schooner Way CARDIFF CF10 4EU 0292 2046 170 www.scope.org.uk
SENSE 101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG 0845 127 0060 www.sense.org.uk
Terrence Higgins Trust (Information about HIV and AIDS) Canton House 435/451 Cowbridge Road East Canton CARDIFF CF5 1WE 0292 066 6465 www.tht.org.uk
Child Accident Prevention Trust Clerks Court 22 26 Farringdon Lane LONDON EC1R 3AJ 020 76083828 www.capt.org.uk
CLIC Sargent 0800 197 0068 www.clicsargent.org.uk
Children in Wales CARDIFF 2032034 2434 www.childreninwales.org.uk
Diabetes UK Cymru CARDIFF 02920 668276 Helpline: 0845 1202960 www.diabetes.org.uk
Aid for Children with Tracheostomies 215a Perry Street Billericay ESSEX CM12 0NZ 01823 698398 www.actfortrachykids.com
Shine (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASHBAH) 42 Park Road PETERBOROUGH PE1 2UQ 01733 555988 www.shinecharity.org.uk
Asthma UK Cymru 3rd Floor Eastgate House 35/43 Newport Road CARDIFF CF24 OAB Helpline: 02920 435 400 www.asthma.org.uk/cymru
Epilepsi Cymru Helpline: 0845 741 3774 http://epilepsy.wales
Epilepsy Action New Anstey House Gate Way Drive Yeadon, LEEDS LS19 7XY 0113 210 8800 Fax 0113 391 0300 www.epilepsy.org.uk
The Psoriasis Association Dick Coles House 2 Queensbridge NORTHAMPTON NN4 7BF 0845 676 0076
The Sickle Cell Society 54 Station Road LONDON NW10 4UA 020 89617795 www.sicklecellsociety.org
British Red Cross UK Office Moorfields LONDON EC2 9AL 0870 170 7000 www.redcross.org.uk
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Edgbaston Park 353 Bristol Road BIRMINGHAM B5 7ST 0121 2482000 www.rospa.com
NHS Direct 0845 46 47 www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk