Hull and East Riding Children's Neurodiversity Service

Welcome to the 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.

Following engagement with our stakeholders, partner provider services, and an ongoing evaluation of the service, the Children’s Neurodiversity Service, Front Door Team are now accepting referrals via the listed Professionals in a phased way.

The initial phase will focus on children and young people who require a diagnostic assessment for Autism and/or ADHD.

We will continue to monitor and review the service during this initial phase, and this will include planning for the next phases of the service.  

Please be assured that further updates will follow.

It remains our highest priority to work with all stakeholders in service development to ensure we are delivering a safe, sustainable, integrated, high quality service for children and young people, their families, and carers.

If you believe your child or a child you are professionally involved with maybe neuro divergent and are wishing to seek a diagnostic assessment, our service can help you in the process of seeking a referral for an autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnostic assessment.

The Front Door Team

The Front Door Team includes an Operational Manager, Clinical Lead, Advanced Practitioners who are specialists in neurodiversity, Assistant Practitioners and Administrators.

The Service 

The Children’s Neurodiversity service includes the following core services:

  • The Front Door Team
  • Autism (ASD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment and screening service
  • Children’s Community Team for Learning Disabilities (CTLD)
  • Children’s Sensory Service
  • Children’s SEND Sleep Support Service

The Front Door Team works at the triage stage of referral to ensure the child or young person is supported to access the right pathway and support.

 

Contact details

You can contact the Neurodiversity Front Door Team by:

  • Tel: 01482 692929, select Option 2 and Option 2
  • Email: hnf-tr.herneurofrontdoor@nhs.net
  • In writing to: Hull & ERY Children’s Neurodiversity Service, 2062-2068, Hessle Road, Hessle, HU13 9NW

The Children’s Autism and ADHD Service

Referrals for ASD and/or ADHD assessments will only be accepted from the following professionals:

  • SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Portage
  • Health Visitors
  • Providers of CAMHS and Neurodiversity Services including the Sensory Service

Professionals working with young people who they believe to be neurodivergent can make a request for a 30-minute consultation with an Advanced Practitioner to discuss the appropriateness of the referral and identify any area or need. These need to be requested on an appointment basis only.

To make a referral the above professionals; parents/carers, education or second setting information (should the young person be out of education) are to complete specific referral forms and screening checklists. Professionals can request ASD and / or ADHD packs to be sent to them via email or phone call to the Front door team.

All areas need to be fully completed on current documentation, contextual information added in the boxes provided and additional information is to be provided if available from supporting services to ensure an all-round representation of the young person can be reviewed.

Please ensure sensory seeking and avoiding is completed fully stating whether the young person is seeking or avoiding experiences with some contextual information also to elaborate further.

Should you find it difficult to complete these forms there are services that can help, please contact us for details.

Our stakeholders and partner providers may be able to provide support with specific needs such as sleep support, sensory processing, and integration, understanding autism and ADHD and emotional dysregulation.

The following services may be of help:

For more than 50 years, KIDS has provided a wide range of services nationally for disabled children, young people, and their families. Their services cover three main areas: information, advice & family support; play and social; and learning and development. They can be contacted by calling 01482 467 540 Please see service checker below.

Hull and East Riding initial contact form and service checker

Matthews Hub is a local charity whose ethos is to provide a support service for autistic people without a learning disability aged 13 or over, living in Hull or East Riding who have, or are waiting for a diagnostic assessment.

They provide advice and support in relation to employment, education, housing, benefits, health and diagnosis. They can be contacted on 01482 221 028.

 

Hull and East Riding Parent Carer Forums & Local Offer

The Parent Carer Forums are local voluntary organisations run by parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). For more information about the Hull and East Riding Parent Carer Forums and how to get involved please click on the links below.

The Local Offer website provides a range of information and advice to children, young people up to the age of 25 with SEND and parents, carers, and professionals

 

CISS

Are you a Parent Carer?

Do you provide support to a child who is ill, disabled or has a mental health problem.

As a parent carer your role may be causing you additional practical, emotional or financial worries that you need support with.

The Carers Information & Support Service (CISS)  are available for support if you are aged 18 years or over and support a loved one, family member or friend who could not otherwise manage without help and who lives within the Hull Local Authority city boundary or has a GP in Hull. 

CISS offer a comprehensive Carer Assessment resulting in information on your entitlements and identifying community services available to you and person/s you care for.

CISS work in partnership with the Special Stars Foundation and on the First Wednesday of the month host a coffee morning for parent carers to enable them to come and have a chat and share advice and experiences with other parent carers.

To access the service, you can call on 01482 222220 or pop into the Calvert Centre, 110a Calvert Lane, Hull, HU4 6BH.

You can also email the team on chcp.carersinfo@nhs.net.

The link to the website is: https://www.chcpcic.org.uk/chcp-services/carers/pages/contact-us

 

National Autistic Society Hull and East Riding Services.

Advice and guidance (autism.org.uk)

 

Empowering families facing autism, mental health and educational barriers in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Aim Higher - Aim Higher Official Website - Aim Higher Charity Website (weebly.com)

 

ADHD Support and Guidance

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Living with - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Point

If you believe the young person, you know is mentally unwell and seeking specific support for anxiety; low mood, and or possible other mental ill health concerns a referral can be made on-line by an involved professional, parents/carers can call the service to make a referral and self-referrals can be made by young people aged 16-18 years by calling the Hull and East Riding Contact Point service on 01482 303688. This Contact Point telephone number is to be used for mental health crisis support Monday to Friday’s 09:00 to 17:00.

Crisis Team

Should your young person be in crisis linked to mental health distress out of hours support can be sought by calling 01482 301701 option 2 this service is available Monday to Friday 17:00 to 09:00 and 24 hours during the weekend and bank holiday periods.

 

Please see below a range of information about other services that could help and support you, the latest version of our Frequently Asked Questions about the service and the service improvement plan from our Stakeholder Service Review Session (May 2022) ‘We said, We did, We will’.