Referral for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment for Bradford, Airedale and Craven children and young people

The Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or ADHD assessment pathways cover the following age ranges:

  • 0 – 2.5 years: refer to a Child Development Service Paediatrician at Airedale Hospital Foundation Trust (AHFT) or Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust (BTHFT), as it is inappropriate to enter the ASC/ADHD pathway at this age.
  • 2.5 to 7 years: refer to the Child Development Services at AHFT or BTHFT (ASC only)
  • 7 to 18 years: refer to Bradford District Care Foundation Trust (BDCFT) CAMHS service. (ASC and/or ADHD) (see separate referral information)

In view of the high demand for ASC/ADHD assessment service, a waiting list is in operation at each service.  Referrals are triaged, where the submitted information is reviewed and the child added to the waiting list where appropriate.  Incomplete referral information may result in the referral being returned to the referrer, with advice on next steps e.g. referral to community paediatrics or speech and language therapy.

 

It is important referrals reach the correct department (as described below) and has the requested information completed to avoid any delay in addition of the child or young person to the waiting list where appropriate.

 

Under 7 year – ASC referral process

Refer to ANHSFT or BTHFT as follows:

Under 7 year autism referral Referrals pathway Referrals accepted from Referral form
Airedale (ANHSFT) CDS
  • Send to cdc.referrals@nhs.net marked ‘Autism assessment referral’.
  • Send  by post to Autism Assessment, Child Development Centre, Airedale General Hospital Steeton, Keighley BD20 6TD
Consultant Paediatrician, Health Visitor, School Nurse, GP, Allied Health Professional, Educational Psychologist, SENCO, Specialist Teacher.

AHFT Referral Form

Bradford (BTHFT) CDS

Via Systmone

If the referrer does not have Systmone access a paper referral can be sent to Paige Hayes, CDS Secretary, Third Floor, Extension Bloc SLH, Little Horton Lane BD5 ONA

Consultant Paediatrician, Health Visitor, School Nurse, GP, Allied Health Professional, Educational Psychologist, SENCO, Specialist Teacher.

CDS Referral Form

CDS Referral Form

Making direct referrals to CAMHS for an autism or ADHD screening.

Schools can make direct referrals to CAMHS for an autism or ADHD screening.

Direct referrals to the neurodevelopmental pathway can be made using the forms and guidance below

Please note that this may change once the One Trusted Referral Pathway goes live.

The forms below are needed when schools are referring to CAMHS for an autism or ADHD screening.

FORMS

ASD ADHD Development History

BDCFT CAMHS referral form

School report ASC and ADHD observation template

SNAP VI template - PARENT

SNAP VI template - TEACHER

 

Criteria for an Autism assessment

Referrals accepted for 7 years old upwards.

Traits should be evident at home and at school and be present from an early age.

A SNAP form needed from home, and a separate one from school.

Completed developmental history by parent/s

Completed observation from school

 

Criteria for an ADHD assessment

Referrals accepted from school age.

SNAP form needed from home and one from school.

Completed developmental history by parent/s

Completed observation from school

Evidence of :

Hyperactivity

Impulsivity

Lack of concentration

 

These things should be evident at home and at school and be present from an early age.

 

Forms can be emailed back to CAMH via fax-bdct.camhs@bdct.nhs.uk

 

Once received documentation will be reviewed and a letter will confirm whether or not the child has been accepted onto the waiting list for further assessment.


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