The SEND Information Report is designed to give information about our school and the way in which we support children/young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities (SEND), in all aspects of school life.
The following services and facilities are available at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for children and young people with learning disabilities. Please let us know whether your child has any additional needs in advance so that we can make preparations.
The Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) is an intensive intervention 10 place unit (7 inpatient beds and 3 day places), admitting children from seven to 15 years of age with a range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders.
The Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care supports an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research, education and clinical practice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has a Psychological Medicine Intervention Service, coordinated by the Psychological Medicine Team that offers brief, focused, evidence-based treatments to children with mental health difficulties.
Most young people with Multiple sclerosis (MS), who are eligible for treatment, will be offered first line treatments. In certain situations, or if the first line treatments have not worked adequately, then your child may be offered the possibility of trying a second line medication. These medications, like the first line treatments, work by interacting with the immune system and calming the inflammation that is attacking the central nervous system.
Enteral feeding is a very useful method of ensuring adequate intake of fluid and nutrients in patients who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use the oral route, or are unable to take sufficient nutrients to maintain growth and development.
A difference in the length of the arms or legs can occur for a number of reasons. Usually the shorter limb is abnormal, but this is not always the case, as sometimes the longer limb is the abnormal one.
Giving the drug sodium thiosulphate after chemotherapy reduces hearing loss in children treated for liver cancer, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today (Wednesday).
Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
Symbrachydactyly is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly, which affects a single upper limb. It is not inherited. It is characterised by short, stiff, webbed or missing fingers. The underlying muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones are all affected.
The Social Work service is part of the Psychosocial and Family Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH.) The service includes social workers, family support officers and family support workers, providing a direct service to children and families.