ADHD assessments

We have been running a pilot project at the child development clinic (CDC) to assess a limited number of young people for ADHD.

The first phase was to assess children on the waiting list for both our service and the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). The second phase was to assess children who were already being seen in our service and were in need of an ADHD assessment, rather than referring them to another service, such as CAMHS, for this.

The pilot has now come to an end and we are no longer able to offer ADHD assessments in our service. We continue to work through the assessments we have started but we are not taking new referrals. We are also providing ongoing treatment for those diagnosed and on medication.

We continue to believe that it is important to offer ADHD assessments to children in East Sussex in a more joined up manner and we are hopeful that we will be funded to continue the project. Thank you to all our wonderful families who took part in the pilot.


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Useful information

If you are waiting for an ADHD assessment for your child you may find it helpful to visit the following websites:

ADDISS – Registered Charity dedicated to providing reliable information and resources for ADHD for people affected, their families, teachers and health professionals

Young Minds – the mental health charity for young people has a section of their website devoted to ADHD with fact sheets and advice

Open for parents – The East Sussex Parenting Team can provide a range of parenting support for managing your child’s behaviour, supporting their development and their emotional wellbeing

Let’s talk about ADHD

A child friendly video to explain what ADHD is.

Further resources are available in further reading and useful links.

Feedback on the pilot project:

“We are very pleased that the community paediatric team has taken over the ADHD assessment and aftercare for my son. It makes much more sense for this process as he was already under your care for his autism, so he is now being cared for by just one department.”

“All children with neurodiverse conditions should be assessed and treated holistically. There should not be separate referral pathways or NHS organisations providing these services when conditions such as ASC and ADHD often co-exist. This makes the process difficult to understand and navigate for parents/carers and long, when waiting for multiple referrals.”

“The team have offered not only advice but further investigations to help my son. I feel they are a valuable asset to aid in the diagnostic process and I feel their expertise should be utilised and further expanded to provide the service on a full-time basis.”

“The ADHD nurse and consultant both took the time to listen to me and my daughter and they have been patient. They have explained everything thoroughly and clearly and everything has been face to face, which has made it easier.”