How our service can help you
We work with young people who have been diagnosed with a neuro-developmental condition, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or a learning disability.
We are a friendly multi-disciplinary team who use a variety of well-established methods to assess your child to ensure they receive the right care and treatment. This may include interviews with the child and their family, clinical and school observations, cognitive and psychometric tests, and carrying out a detailed developmental history. Depending on their needs they may be offered:
- Talking therapy
- Family therapy
- Medical support
- Psycho-education workshops for both children and their parents
- Liaison and professional consultation with other agencies, such as education or social care
- Behavioural support for children with a moderate to severe learning disability
- Complex formulation work
- Group based interventions.
Contact the service
Brookside Child and Family Clinic
18d Trumpington Road
T: 01223 465100
City Care Centre
T: 0300 555 5810
T: 01480 445281
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.
YOUnited help for Neurodevelopmental diagnosis
Peterborough – YOUnited accepts referrals for assessment for children aged from 5 to 18 years-old.
Referral form (please complete in full) : Peterborough-Integrated-Neurodiagnostic-Referral-form-May 2023.docx [docx] 200KB
Additional Documents Required for the Pathway
-A copy of the most up to date and current version of the Early Help Assessment (EHA). CAMHS require a copy of the current and up to date version of the EHA or TAF minutes dated within the past 6 months. Alternatively, if your child has an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), we will need the current copy of this document.
-Evidence that you (parents/carers) have engaged with an evidence-based parenting course (e.g. Incredible Years) or have worked with a family support worker to support with managing behaviour at home. For those with Peterborough EHA’s, families need to discuss the courses with their EHA lead professional who puts them forward for a course. (with in the last three years)
Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Fenland: YOUnited accepts referrals for young people of secondary school age.
Referral Form (please complete in full) :Cambridge, Huntingdon and Fenland Neurodevelopmental Referral Form May 2023.docx [docx] 208KB
Additional documents required for the pathway
- A copy of the most up to date and current version of the Early Help Assessment (EHA). CAMHS require a copy of the current and up to date version of the EHA or TAF minutes dated within the past 6 months. Alternatively, if your child has an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), we will need the current copy of this document.
- Evidence that you (parents/carers) have engaged with an evidence-based parenting course (e.g. Incredible Years) or have worked with a family support worker to support with managing behaviour at home (with in the last three years)
- Information from your child’s school to evidence that they have been supporting them to try to manage their symptoms. This is best captured by school using a graduated response, following a clear cycle of “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”.
- We will send you a document called “Developmental History” to be completed about your child’s development. (upload the word document)
Referrals for primary age children should be made to Cambridgeshire Community Paediatrics (cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk)
Where to park and are there parking charges?
Cambridge - Free parking available on site.
Huntingdon - Pay and display car park opposite Newtown Centre. There are 6 spaces on site at Newtown Centre for disabled parking.
Peterborough - City Care Centre Car park, payment machine in reception.
Is there access and support for patients and visitors with a disability?
Yes, our clinical bases are accessible. Please ring the team before your appointment to discuss any requirements.
How to cancel your appointment
Please contact your team by telephone to cancel your appointment.
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
At Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, we value the often life-long support carers provide and recognise them as equal care partners. We want to offer as much guidance and reassurance as possible, to help you in your caring role. You can find general information and support for adult carers, young carers and parent carers by following this link.