If you are worried your child might have a disability

Some children develop at different rates.

For example, they may:

Often there is nothing to be worried about. Your child may catch up in their own time.

Sometimes, these early signs may mean your child has a difficulty or disability of some kind.

A disability can range from very mild to severe.

Get advice from a healthcare professional

If you think that your child may have a delay or a disability, make an appointment to see your GP or public health nurse (PHN) as soon as possible.

If they are concerned, they can refer you to your local Children's Disability Network Team (CDNT).

You can also refer your child to a CDNT

How the Children's Disability Team works

Page last reviewed: 7 September 2022
Next review due: 7 September 2025