health

diagnosis

For many parents, the most stressful time of all is when their child is first diagnosed, or is going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis.

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ongoing health appointments

If your child has a learning difficulty or disability or an ongoing medical condition, they may have to attend quite a few more healthcare appointments and assessments than their peers. Sometimes it can feel like being your child’s personal manager, juggling appointments and supervising treatment at home.

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therapies

Children who have more complex needs and difficulties may require help to learn some of the skills they will need to cope with daily living.

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hospitals

If your child has a disability or an ongoing health condition, they may be regular visitors to their local hospital.

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mental health and wellbeing

Many children experience periods of anxiety or worry at times or they may have issues with their self-esteem, or face a particular challenge such as bereavement.

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healthcare complaints

Our GPs, hospitals and specialist services most often do a great job. However, occasionally, you may not be happy with the treatment your child receives or, in extreme cases, feel you have a right to compensation or legal redress. This section tells you about making a complaint about healthcare.

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