Information for making a request for assessment – parents / referrers

Disabled children

If your child is disabled and you want to discuss access to leisure and out-of-school activities, please contact Bradford Families information service.

Wider health services

Your GP, school nurse or paediatrician will be able to advise if you would like some further information about wider health (except continuing healthcare) may be able to support you. 

Suspicion of child harm or abuse

If you are concerned that a child is being harmed or abused you should contact Children’s Initial Contact Point on 01274 437500 (Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm or Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm). Outside of these times, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01274 431010 which is available 365 days a year.

Suspicion of adult harm or abuse

If you are concerned that an adult may be being harmed or abused you should contact Adult Services Access Point on 01274 435400. (Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm or Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm). Outside of these times, please contact the emergency duty team on 01274 431010.

Social workers

If you are a social worker for a looked after child and are considering making a request for assessment, please discuss this with the headteacher for the Virtual School before making the request.

School children

If your child attends a school or setting then you should speak to the special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) before requesting an assessment.

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