The Community Paediatric Medical Service assesses health needs and provides ongoing management and support for children and young people with developmental problem's, such as developmental delay and associated disorders. The team also contributes significantly to the interagency care, management and support of children with identified disabilities and complex needs such as cerebral palsy, and those with long-term conditions such as Down’s Syndrome where additional needs will require ongoing support into adulthood.
The Service also contributes to the assessment of children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders in conjunction with the East Riding multi-professional team. Our emphasis is on the medical aspect of the assessment.
The Service has a statutory role in partnership with the local authority in relation to health assessments for children with Special Educational Needs which may impact on school attendance and attainment. The information from the assessment will form part of the Education, Health and Care Plan.
The Service also has a statutory role in relation to health assessments for children who are Looked After (LAC) by the local authority and those put forward for Adoption.
The Service supports children from 0 -16 years (up to 25 years for children and young people with certain long-term conditions, depending on their needs and wishes and relevant to service provision)