Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey

Referring to Children's Therapy Services

Our AHP Therapy Referral pack should give you all the information you need to support a referral to Children’s Therapy Services provided by the Trust.

To download the referral pack and the accompanying reference guide please click on the links below.

Children's Therapy Team Referral Pack

Quick Reference Guide

It is essential that we are given all the relevant information at the point of referral to enable teams to triage patients appropriately. Referral forms that are received without all relevant information will be sent back to the referrer with a request for full completion. This is to enable us to process the referral in a timely manner and to prioritise the referral appropriately.

Completed forms should be emailed or posted to the Children’s Therapy Team. Please refer to the flow chart in the referral pack for Email addresses and Contact Numbers. Please note that telephone calls into the Children’s Therapy Teams and the single point of access (SPA) are not an accepted route for referrals to be made.

Integrated Childrens Therapy Referral Form


Referral Criteria for Childrens AHP Therapy Teams

Speech and Language Therapy

Professional referrals

Professionals can refer directly to the service using the referral form for any age child using the referral pack as guidance for appropriateness of the referral.

The referral route to Speech and Language Therapy is via the Integrated Childrens Therapy Referral form including completing the Additional information form for Speech and Language (below). If feeding and swallowing difficulties are identified the additional information for swallowing and feeding assessment will also need to be completed.

Integrated Childrens Therapy Referral Form with Additional SLT Info

Referral for SLT Feeding Assessment additional information

Parental referrals

Parental self-referral can be made to Speech and Language therapy by completing the Parent Speech and Language  Referral Form (see below) or from your GP or local Children’s Centre.

Parental SLT Referral Form

Parents must complete the form, sign and send to the following addresses:

For York and Selby  For Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale  

Children's Therapy Team

Child Development Centre

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Wigginton Road  

York, YO31 8HE 

Speech and Language Therapy Department

Springhill House

Sprnghill Close

Scarborough

YO12 4AD

For help filling in the form please ring 01904 724366   For help filling in the form please call 01723 342472 

You can access all of our Universal and Targetted Speech Language and Communication Advice Leaflets here.

Physiotherapy

The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent to the address/ email as described on the referral flow chart.

Occupational Therapy

The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent the address/ email as described on the referral flow chart. For children with sensory issues the Additional Information form must also be completed.

Paediatric Dietetics and Nutrition

The Integrated Referral Form should be completed by a health professional, GP or paediatrician and sent to the address/email as described on the referral flow chart.