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Disabled Children's Record

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

The Children Act 1989 requires all Local Authorities to establish a record of disabled children and young people (up to the age of 19) in their areas.

It is your choice if you want to be a part of this record.

What are the benefits of being included on the record?

  • You will be notified of relevant news and updates about special educational needs and disability (SEND) services for children and young people within Cornwall.

  • When your child approaches their 18th birthday, you will be contacted with details regarding the Emergency Carers Card scheme, along with an application form and how to apply. 

  • It also helps the Local Authority to map where people with SEND live, which can assist in service planning.  

  • For a limited time, those who identify that they would like to recieve a Max Discount Card* on their child's Disabled Children's Record application, have the chance to recieve one in the post. *Subject to availability and without any guarantee of entitlement 

The record is not linked to any other register and will not affect entitlement to services or benefits.

Please note, being on the DCR does not automatically entitle your child to services.

To access the DCR, either register or sign in on this website.

Once registered, visit your Dashboard to create a record for your child.

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