Disabled Children's Record

a differently abled little girl

What is the Disabled Children's Record? 

The Children Act 1989 requires all Local Authorities to establish a record of disabled children and young people (up to the age of 19 years) in their areas. It is your choice if you want to be a part of this record.

What are the benefits of being included on the record?
  • You will be notified of relevant news and updates about special educational needs and disability (SEND) services for children and young people within Cornwall.
  • It also helps the Local Authority to map where people with SEND live, which can assist in service planning.
The record is not linked to any other register and will not affect entitlement to services or benefits.

Please note, being on the DCR does not automatically entitle your child to services.

If you need support with registering your child on the Disabled Children’s Record, viewing your submitted form, or would like to request the information that you have previously submitted into the Disabled Children Record, please contact the Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191 or at FIS@cornwall.gov.uk.