ADHD/ASD Children’s Service

ADHD/ASD Children’s Service

Sefton Community

Our service is for families requiring advice, support and intervention for children and young people from 0-19 years who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Our Specialist Nurse will offer an Initial assessment/reassessment after referral which will assist families in understanding the need of their child following diagnosis. This will be either in the home or at a clinic. If further intervention is identified one of our Associate Practitioners will support the child/young person and families with personalised behaviour strategies to help improve emotional wellbeing.

Access criteria

0-19 years.  The child or young person must have a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD or ASD which has been given by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist and be registered with a Sefton GP. Parents/carers are required to Opt In to the service once. Children/young people not receiving intervention from the service are discharged and will remain under the care of universal services. Once discharged a new referral is then required.
Please note: We are not commissioned to support school issues.


Referrals are received from Community Paediatricians, CAMHS, School Health, Health Visitors, other Health Professionals, Social Care, Education and Voluntary Sector.

Parents/carers can self-refer direct to the service after they have Opted In

Contact Us

Telephone: 01704 395720

Address: Formby Clinic, Philips Lane, Formby, L37 4AY

The Team

We are a small team consisting of 2 Specialist Nurses, 2 Associate Practitioners and 1 Administrator.

Lead person for enquiries

Name: Helen Ashton/ Patricia Kennedy
Job Title: Specialist Nurse
Tel: 01704 395720

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