Bristol Children's Disability Register

Sign up to the Register to get a free discount card and stay updated on what’s available in your area

What the Register is

We’re required by law to keep a voluntary register of children and young people from birth to 18 years old who live in Bristol and have a disability or special educational need. 

The Register helps us and local health services understand:

  • how many children and young people with special educational needs live in Bristol 
  • the types of  needs they have

Once registered, you’ll get a pink card from Disabled Children Services, which you can use as identification if your disability isn’t obvious. It also allows you to get discounts. 

Who can join

Children and young people are eligible if they:

  • are aged 0 to 18 years old
  • have a disability, special need or health condition that affects their daily lives, including social communication disorders and learning disabilities 
  • live in Bristol

How to join

Fill in Bristol Register of Disabled Children Registration Form (pdf, 90k) and send it to:

Disabled Children Service (KWHP)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
BS3 9FS

If you have any questions about the register contact:  disabledchildren@bristol.gov.uk.

Why join

When a child or young person signs up to the register they’ll get:

  • The Pink Card, which they can use as proof of their disability and can be used for discounts at some local and national attractions.
  • The Local Offer newsletter and updates if you give us your email.

The register is an opportunity for us to hear from children, young people, parents and carers. We use this information to plan and develop better services. 

How we keep your details confidential

We keep your information on a secure computer database under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation. The information you give us will be seen by social care staff across Bristol. 

We’ll archive or remove your child’s information:

  • when they reach 18 years old 
  • if they die
  • if they move to an address outside of Bristol

Contact information

Disabled Children Services

5 Knowle West Health Park

Downton Road

Knowle

Bristol, BS4 1WH

Opening Hours

Email: sendplus@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 903 8250

Text phone: 0117 903 8255

Fax: 0117 903 8254