Children's Services

Support for families with disabled children

The Children Act defines a child as disabled 'if he/she is blind, deaf or dumb or suffers from a mental disorder of any kind or is substantially or permanently handicapped by illness, injury or congenital deformity or other such disability as may be prescribed.' [s.17(11)] (From Children Act, Guidance and Regulations, Vol. 6 p39)

Here you will find information to help support you and your child's needs.

To request an assessment of a disabled child, to see what help Hampshire County Council may be able to provide, please ring 0300 555 1384 or email

If you would like to find out about the services The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) offers parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities see their website DLF services for parents.