We only accept referrals with a confirmed diagnosis given by an NHS provider
Our Specialist Nurse will offer an Initial assessment/reassessment after referral which will assist families in understanding the need of their child following diagnosis. this will be either a telephone consultation or in a clinic setting. If further intervention is identified one of the team will support the child/young person and families with personalised strategies. This might include behaviour management or help to improve the child’s emotional wellbeing.
We support Children and young people up until the age of 19 years if they have previously accessed the service. New referrals will only be accepted until the child or young person reaches their 18th birthday. The child or young person must have a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD or ASD which has been given by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist and be registered with a Sefton GP.
Parents/carers are required to opt-in to the service once before an initial assessment is offered. Children/young people not receiving intervention from the service are discharged and will remain under the care of universal services. Once discharged a new referral is then required.
Please note: We are not commissioned to support Educational concerns.
Referrals are received from Community Paediatricians, CAMHS, School Health, Health Visitors, other Health Professionals, Social Care, Education and Voluntary Sector. Referral forms can be requested by contacting the team by telephone.
Parents/ carers can refer their child back in to the service by contacting the service by telephone provided they have had an initial assessment by one of the Specialist Nurses.
Where to find us
The Sefton ADHD/ASD children’s service is located in Formby Clinic, Philips Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 4AY.
We are a small team consisting of 2 Specialist Nurses, 3 Behaviour Support Practitioners and 1 Administrator.
Lead person for enquiries
Name: Helen McCarthy
Job Title: Specialist Nurse
Tel: 01704 395720
Please use the following telephone number to contact the team for any advice or support Tel:07814299025.Request a repeat prescription
- Neurodisability Clinic – 0151 252 5972
- South Liverpool Treatment Centre – Odette Corfe: 0151 252 5139
- Mere Lane Clinic – Jan Wilson: 0151 252 5140 or Megan Storey: 0151 252 5503
- St Chads/North Huyton Clinics – Susie Maher: 0151 252 5120
- North Huyton/Childwall Clinics – Emma Jessop: 0151 293 3570
ASD Diagnostic Team
ADHD Diagnostic & Medication Management Team
STAT Team (Looked After Children/Adoption/EHCP)
Claire Bowen: 0151 293 3648
Danielle Kenyon: 0151 252 5337