ADHD/ASD Children’s Service

ADHD/ASD Children’s Service

Sefton Community

Our service is for families requiring advice, support and intervention for children and young people from 0-19 years who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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 in the home or at a clinic. 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. 

Access criteria

We support children and young people up to the age of 19 years.  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.

Contact Us

The Team

We are a small team consisting of 2 Specialist Nurses, 3 Associate Practitioners and 1 Administrator.

Lead person for enquiries

Name: Helen McCarthy/ Patricia Kennedy
Job Title: Specialist Nurse
Tel: 01704 395720

Contact Us

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4.30pm (Exlcuding Public Holidays)

If there is no one available to take your call there is a voicemail facility.

Telephone: 01704 395 720

Address: Formby Clinic, Philips Lane, Formby, L37 4AY

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