Hull and East Riding Children's Neurodiversity Service

Welcome to the new Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service. This service is a true partnership where children’s services work together with the child/young person and their family to understand what support is needed and how to help.

The first part of the service is called the ‘Front Door’. Here we can support you to access information, advice and early help, based on the neurodiverse needs of the child/young person. This might include support to access a range of services, that could include assessment for a range of neurodiverse conditions. The child/young person does not need to have a diagnosis to access the service.


The Team

The front door team includes the manager, Sara Ness, Assistant Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners who are specialists in neurodiversity.

The Service 

The Children’s Neurodiversity service also includes Children’s Community Team for Learning Disabilities (CTLD), Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment and diagnosis, Children’s Sensory and Children’s SEND Sleep Support services.  

How to Access the Service

Requests for support can be made directly by young people, parents, and carers themselves (and staff/professionals, with consent) in person, via the telephone, or online. We are happy to fill in the Request for Support form with you over the phone.

Please download our Request for Support form here

What will happen once I send in a Request for Support?

A member of staff from the front door, or a Named Worker* (this person is likely to be someone already known to you such as your health visitor, SENCO or someone from the service), who will contact you at a convenient time and talk about the needs of your child/young person and family. This is called a ‘needs-led discussion’. This discussion will take place within 4 weeks from the request for support.  

Parents and the young person may be invited to a meeting, called a Multi-Disciplinary Meeting (MDT), with a small group of staff who could provide specialist advice and support. This group could include for example, health visitors, sleep practitioners, speech and language therapists, SENCOs and psychiatrists.

The MDT will recommend and provide support designed to empower the child/young person and parent to meet their identified needs. This will be written down, so everyone involved has the same plan.

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Contact details

Tel: 01482 692929 and select Option 2, Option 2 Neurodiversity Team 

To submit requests for support or for enquiries about help and support for the child/young person and their family please use this email:


For general questions, comments or compliments about the service please contact us on the email below. Please do not share any personal information/details such as names in your email.


Address: Hull & ERY Children’s Neurodiversity Service, 2062-2068, Hessle Road, Hessle, HU13 9NW

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Hull & East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service Parent and Carer Feedback Session

Hosted by Hull and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forums

We Need Your Help!

We would love you to join us for an online session to chat about your experience with the service so far. The Neurodiversity Service is a new service; the idea was thought up by parents who wanted a more holistic service that was needs led and more streamlined.

We would like to learn from those who use our service about what is and isn’t working so that we can continually improve. We know it can be sometimes hard to navigate the system and we want to help change that. Can you help?

The online feedback session takes place on Tuesday 24 May 2022, 10.00am-12.00pm

Please register for the event here.

Parents/carers can also feedback by completing this survey:

If you are a member of staff that supports children and young people with neurodiverse needs and their family please give your feedback here.

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