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Bedford Borough Register for Children and Young People with Disabilities - Coronavirus update

Lockdown 3.0 

As I am working from home with extremely limited access to Borough Hall to to produce the cards.  Therefore please be aware they maybe a delay from requesting a card to receiving the card. 


What is the Children's Disability Register?

The SCDR is a voluntary register for children and young people, from birth to 25 years old who have a disability. It is the parent or guardian's choice to place their child on the register.


What is the register used for?

Registering your child on the Bedford Borough Children's and Young People Disability Register helps Bedford Borough Council to identify and plan for the needs of children with disabilities and their families. The register is used to help Bedford Borough Council plan and monitor services.


How do I register my child on the SCDR?

If you are the parent of, or have parental responsibility for, a child or young person with a disability or additional need, you can get their details added to the register by completing a registration form, which is available from the download section on the right hand side of this page. 

There are two options to apply for the card 

1. You can print the form, complete it and scan it over to Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk, and attach a recent photo. 

2. Print the form, complete and attach a head and shoulder passport sized photo of your child, and post to 

Sorcha O'loughlin  Children’s Services, 5th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP

Any questions please email Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk.


Does my child need to be on the register to receive support?

No. Registration is voluntary and is not linked to or a requirement of receiving social care services, which are assessed separately. Children do not need to be on the register to receive support for their special educational needs or disabilities.


Does my child need to have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, for me to place them on the register?

No, your child does not need an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan to be on the register.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sorcha O'loughlin
Contact Position
Local Offer Officer
Telephone
E-mail
Sorcha.OLoughlin@bedford.gov.uk

Where to go

Address
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
Postcode
MK42 9AP
Get directions

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type
Specialist