The child development clinic supports children and young people across East Sussex who have been referred for neurodevelopmental assessment.
Our team receive a high number of referrals. Children who have been referred into our service follow a number of pathways and are prioritised according to need. Some of our pathways involve a lengthy waiting time and we are unable to provide individual waiting times.
While your child is waiting for an appointment they will be kept under review as any new information is received.
How to contact us
Our teams are unable to advise you of where your child is on the waiting list, however please be reassured that you will be contacted as soon as an appointment is available. If you have any concerns, please speak to your child’s school or nursery, or the person who made the referral.
If your child is being seen in our sleep clinic and requires a prescription for melatonin, please email our nursing team. We require three weeks’ notice to fulfil a prescription.
If your child has had an assessment and you have a question about their care, please email our secretaries.
Please note that we are not an emergency service. If you have concerns about your child’s wellbeing or the safety of anyone in your household our leaflet on Accessing Support When you are Concerned about Your Child or Others: A guide for parents and carers may be helpful.
How do I get an appointment
If you are worried about your child’s development, we recommend talking through your concerns with your child’s health visitor, school nurse, GP or Special Educational Needs Coordinator SENCO (usually this is a teacher at the school), who will be able to refer you if required.