Cerebral Palsy

Updated: 10th May 2021


Reaching Families and Amaze have worked in partnership to produce a series of informative material written by parent-carers for parent carers. These include a series of factsheets on specific conditions designed to be used by parent-carers when they receive their child's diagnosis. The information provided will help to gain a better understanding of their child’s condition, alongside the current local support services available.

Please note:

  • The factsheets have been reviewed by NHS clinicians.
  • Parent-carers were involved at all stages of the editorial process

    What is Cerebral Palsy?

    Cerebral palsy is a general term used to describe a group of conditions affecting a person’s movement, posture and co-ordination. It is caused by damage to the brain, mostly before, during or shortly after birth. Around 1 in 400 children in the UK have cerebral palsy.

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    Find more factsheets on Reaching Families website.


    Characteristics of Cerebral Palsy

    Types of Cerebral Palsy

    Types of Treatment

    Support and Advice Services

    Making Sense of it All – our handy parent/carer guide contains information and advice on benefits, support for your child at school, getting help from social services and accessing social & leisure activities

    Cerebral Palsy information website.

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – your child may qualify for DLA, a state benefit that will help with their care. Search for ‘DLA’.

    Scope or call the helpline: 0808 800 3333.

    West Sussex Local Offer

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