Children’s Community Paediatrics

This is a team of doctors who specialise in assessing and managing children and young people (aged 0-18 years old) who have developmental delay or disability. This includes working as part of the Multi-Agency Assessment Team (MAAT) for children and young people who may have autism.

Their work also includes assessing and meeting the health needs of children and young people who are 'looked after' and those who are being adopted. The team works closely with other health professionals such as GPs, therapists, nurses, hospital doctors, as well as staff from other agencies, such as social care and education.

We have put together a list of useful resources below that may be helpful for disabled children, young people and their families and carers:

What parents have said about the service:

The doctor spoke to us with compassion and we were able to understand what was being said.

The service can be accessed by referral, using the CPFT Physical Health referral form or providing equivalent information, from a GP, health visitor or other health professional or through the school or children’s centre.

West Cumbria

Workington Community Hospital
Park Lane
CA14 2RW 
Tel 01900 705080

South Lakes

Kinta House
Helme Close
Tel 01539 718150


Atkinson Health Centre
Market Street
Barrow in Furness
LA14 2LR
Tel 01229 409628

Carlisle and Eden

Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road
Tel 01228 608112