Occupational Therapy Service for children

The Occupational Therapy Services is for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have a disability which impacts on their daily activities, or the safety of those caring for them.

Occupational Therapy service provides

  • assessment
  • advice and guidance
  • equipment and advice on techniques
  • recommendations for adaptations
  • training

The Occupational Therapy service supports children and young people to achieve their maximum independence and quality of life within their home environments.

Who can make a referral to Occupational Therapy?

Referrals can be made by,

  • any healthcare professional, including;
  • health visitors
  • doctors
  • consultants
  • therapists or, 
  • other professionals working with the family

Referrals can also be made by,

  • a family member
  • carer or,
  • the child or young person themselves

Referrals from professionals must be discussed and agreed with the child's family and consent gained.

Referrals must be in writing using the relevant referral forms below

Referral Form for child, young-person, family, or carer

Referral Form for professionals

Once you’ve completed the form, email it to:

Children's advice and support service 

or, send to the address below

What happens next?

Once we've received your referral form, it will be reviewed and prioritised relating to child protection and end of life care.

Due to a high demand for occupational therapy services, the waiting time can vary.

Contact details

Children's Occupational Therapy Services 

PO Box 16635,
Lancaster Circus
B4 7DG