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Developmental Paediatrics (Community Paediatrics)

What kind of services can I access from my community paediatrician?

  • Children with developmental delay.
  • Children with complex medical needs.
  • ASD assessment and diagnosis.
  • ADHD assessment, treatment and monitoring.
  • Child protection service covering physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Behaviour problems for the under 5s.
  • Liaison with other professionals caring for the child.

 How old does my child need to be to visit a community paediatrician?

Your child needs to be aged 0-16yrs.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sharon Ferguson
Contact Position
Service Manager
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Where to go

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Eaton Road
L12 2AP

The Developmental Paediatrics team is based in the Catkin Building on the Alder Hey campus but not in the main hospital building. We also offer clinics across a variety of community settings.


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Professionals from either health or education can refer to the service for assessment; these can include your GP, health visitor, school SENCO or school nurse. Part of the assessment is collecting information from professionals involved with your child. This means part of the referral proforma requests your consent to contact them prior to seeing you in clinic.

Please use our Referral Proforma for all Developmental Paediatrics and your referral will be allocated to the correct pathway. 

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
Early Years (0 to 5)
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