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01274 734744


St Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD5 0NA


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Bradford Child Development Centre

What does it do?
Bradford Child Development Centre Provides assessment and treatment for children/young people with developmental difficulties. Those difficulties may be physical, intellectual and/or in communication. This includes autism assessments in younger children. Doctors (Developmental Paediatricians), nursery nurses, a specialist nurse, therapists (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy) and a psychology team, work together with parents (&/or carers) to help meet the child/young person’s health needs and promote their overall wellbeing. Signposts to other services and organisations that can support and advise these children/young people and their parents/carers.

Who is it for?
Children and young people with developmental &/or learning difficulties, and their families. Aged up to 16 years (up to their 16th birthday) at the time of referral. Those attending a Bradford school or if not yet attending school, the child has a Bradford GP.

By referral from your GP, another doctor (e.g. hospital doctor), Health Visitor, School Nurse or Speech and Language Therapist. The first appointment is usually with a doctor – other members of the team are involved according to the child/young person’s specific needs.

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.