The States website www.signpost.gg is a guide for parents and carers in Guernsey to support services and activities for children with disabilities'. We recommend using this site as your primary source of information locally, it also has a function for providing feedback directly to the site managers by clicking on the bottom right hand side of the page.
Children’s Disability Services and Child Development Centre (CDC)
The Children's Disability Service is a multi professional team that includes Paediatrician, nurse, social worker, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologist and specialist speech and language therapists. The team is responsible for providing a range of services to children with complex health and learning needs.The Children's Disability Service is based at the Child Development Centre at Le Rondin. The team provide an assessment service to pre-school children with developmental concerns and ongoing support from the Children's Disability Team for school aged children who have complex needs and assist children and their families to plan for the future.Take a look at the website.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is available to young people under the age of 18, their families and carers. They provide assessment and treatment for a wide range of problems related to mental health. The services that can be accessed through CAMHS include: Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Developmental and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Assessment. For more information see the States website or contact: 701441
The Croft is a 6 bedded residential unit in La Rue de la Passee, St Sampsons, that currently provides short breaks to children with learning disabilities.
Short breaks provide the opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. This includes day, evening, overnight and weekend stays.
For more information see the States website
Provision of the short break service is based on assessment of the child and their family and is restricted to children who fulfill the criteria for the Learning Disability Register.
If you would like to contact The Croft, the telephone number is 01481 258487
There are two special needs schools in Guernsey:
- Le Rondin School for primary aged children
- Le Murier School for secondary aged children.
Les Voies is primarily a school for senior school aged children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Dyslexia Day Centre
The Dyslexia Day Centre provides specialist support and teaching for primary pupils with dyslexia.The Centre also has a training programme for secondary school teachers to enable them to support students in secondary schools struggling with dyslexia.To find out more click here.
Autism Guernsey and the NAS have books, DVDs and leaflets available to borrow by contacting Autism Guernsey on 232879 or NAS Guernsey on 246025
A national website providing detailed information about access to all kinds of places - hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, leisure centres - etc! All access information has been collected in person by AccessAble’s team of surveyors. This Access Guide covers local venues as well as helpful information on local businesses and services. It is also a great resource to use when travelling to the UK.
States’ Champion for Disabled People.
The States Disability Champion's role was created in 2009.
The Disability Champion is the political voice for disabled islanders and carers within the States Assembly, scrutinising proposals from a disability perspective. The Champion also helps disabled islanders to resolve issues with States services that relate to disability.
The Disability Officer for the States of Guernsey can be contacted by telephone on 732557.