The Integrated Service for Children with Disabilities based at Moor Lane delivers the following clinical services to families in Kingston:
- Community Paediatrics
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Social Care Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service
- Occupational Therapy
- Clinical Psychology
- Disabled Children's Nursing Team
- Social Communication Assessment Team
How can families be referred to the clinical services at Moor Lane?
Clinical referrals can only be considered for a child with a GP within the borough. It is the responsibility of the referrer to notify the GP when a clinical referral is required. Referrals to most of the services are made by health care professionals (GP, paediatric consultants, dietician, health visitor, nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist).
Integrated Service for Children with Disabilities (Moor Lane) Referral Form
Download a referral form (opens a word document)
How are referrals considered?
All referrals to the Integrated Service are considered at a weekly 'Integrated Team Around the Child' (ITAC) meeting. Representatives from each team attend the meeting to discuss the referrals and agree the best way forward to support the children, young people and their families.
If you are a social worker or health care professional you can refer a child to the service by completing a referral form. Please ensure all sections of the referral form are complete, as incomplete referrals will be delayed.
- complete all sections providing as much detail as possible
- attach any relevant letters and/or recent reports
- parents/carers or the person with parental responsibility must sign the referral or give verbal consent which agrees that we can contact other involved professionals or refer onward if appropriate
- young people aged 16 or over can give their own consent where appropriate
- the ethnicity monitoring section must be completed by the child or young person themselves or by a parent with legal parental responsibility
- return the completed form to the referral co-ordinator at the Moor Lane Centre by post, fax or secure email
Once a fully completed referral form is received it is taken to the next available ITAC meeting for assessment. If accepted, an outcome letter will be sent to parents/carers, the referrer and the child/young person's GP with further information about the next steps.
If a referral does not meet service criteria, a notification letter will be sent to the referrer, parents/carers and GP so that a new support pathway can be considered.