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What is the Disabled Children’s Register (DCR)?

The Disabled Children's Register (DCR) is a list kept by local authorities, of children and young people under 25 who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The register helps BMBC understand the different needs of children and young people with SEND in the area. It's not the same as the school's list for special educational needs (SEN) or the database for Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP).

Sign up and stay up to date

Signing up means you'll receive updates to your inbox, from the Families Information Service. Be the first to know about new support groups, local services, and exciting events, and have your say in public consultations, about SEND that matter to you.

How do I join the DCR?

Joining is easy, just ring the Families Information Service at 0800 0345 340 or email with the subject Disabled Children's Register.

They'll take your contact details, some information about your child and their needs, then add the information to the register. 

Can I leave the register?

Yes, joining is voluntary. If you change your mind, you can ask to be removed. Ring the Families Information Service at 0800 0345 340, and they'll remove your details. Also, your child's information will be automatically removed when they turn 25

Your Privacy

The information you provide is kept safe in our database. Only a small number of staff in the Families Information Service who manage the database can see it. You can check our privacy notice for more details.

You can find our privacy notice here.

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