Making a health referral
Referrals to ISCD clinical services can be made by any professional who knows a child well, including social care, education and health care professionals (ie School/Nursery, family support worker, SENCo or key-worker, nurse, GP, paediatric consultant, dietician, speech therapist, health visitor, nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist).
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.
Referrals by professionals
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.
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 could be delayed: Here is a checklist to help you:
- 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.
Self-referrals from parents and young people can only be considered when made to our social care teams via the Single Point of Access
Single Point of Access (opens a page on this website)
To find out how to apply for Short Breaks please refer to the separate section on our website here: