• autism
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • cerebral palsy
  • developmental impairment
  • Down’s syndrome
  • complex neuro-developmental disorder
  • physical disabilities

We can also help with:

  • children in special schools who need medication or other treatments during the day
  • medical advice for Education Health Care Plans
  • safeguarding children

Using a combination of telephone, virtual and face to face appointments, we will work with you, your child and other professionals involved (i.e. School).  For face to face appointments, the first appointment usually takes 1 hour. We may physically examine your child, watch them play and ask you some questions about their history. We might also do something called a developmental assessment. This will give us an idea about your child’s strengths and difficulties.

Please let us know if you would like to speak to the paediatrician privately rather than with your child present, and we will do our best to support this request.

Together with you, we’ll make a plan about how best to help your child. This might involve them being referred to other services for more assessments or extra support, such as:

We might also arrange for you to have a review appointment with us, so we can to see how you’re both getting on.

Alfred Barrow Health Centre

Alfred Barrow Health Centre,
Duke Street,
Barrow in Furness,
LA14 4LF

01229 409614

Kinta House

Kinta House
Helme Close

01539 718150


Springboard Child Development Centre

Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road

01228 608112


Workington Community Hospital

Workington Community Hospital
Park Lane
CA14 2RW

01900 705080