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North East Lincolnshire Children’s Disability Register

What is the Children’s Disability Register?

We’re required by law to keep a voluntary register. This is of children and young people from birth to 25 years old who live in North East Lincolnshire and have a disability or Special Educational Need.

It is the parent carer’s choice to place their child on the register.

Registration is not linked to, or a requirement of, receiving social care services, which are assessed separately.

What is the register used for?

Registering your child on the North East Lincolnshire Children’s Disability Register helps us to identify and plan for the needs of children with disabilities and their families in our local area. The register is used to help North East Lincolnshire council plan and monitor services and also operates as a contact list to provide regular information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Being on the register also includes access to the Max Card. The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.

Who can register?

Parents and carers can register their child if their child:

  • Has a disability or impairment that would define them as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010. This includes but is not limited to; a physical or sensory impairments, learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, challenging behaviour as a result of a disability, complex health needs and those with life-limiting or life threatening conditions.
  • Is aged 0-25 years
  • You do not need a diagnosis to register.

How do I register my child on the North East Lincolnshire Children’s Disability Register?

You can register your child by completing the online registration form-Childrens Disability_Register

For any other queries please email

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 or health services which are assessed separately. Children and young people do not need to be on the register to receive support for their Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

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.

Why join?

  • Sign up to the register to get a free Max discount card and stay updated on what’s available in your area through the regular North East Lincolnshire SEND newsletter. Email to receive the SEND Newsletter.
  • The register is an opportunity for us to hear from children, young people, parents, and carers. We use this information to plan and develop better services.

How we keep your details confidential

We keep your information on a secure computer database under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations.

What information will be recorded?

Information held on the register will include the child or young person’s:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • religion
  • home address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • family’s first language
  • information in relation to the child’s disability
  • parent or guardian’s name

Is it compulsory that my child’s details be recorded on the register?

No, the register is voluntary and details of your child can not be added without your permission.

Will my child’s information be shared with other agencies?

No. We will not share any information.

Can I opt out of the Register at any time?

You can remove your child’s details from the register at any time by making a request to the contact below. If you choose to opt out this will not affect in any way the services or support you currently receive. Contact information. Email: