Our Wirral Children’s Learning Disability (LD) Service is a community based, specialist service offering support to children, young people and their families/carers across Wirral.

Our aim is to provide a service that works in partnership with families/carers, is person and family centred and focused on the needs of the child/young person, offers support based on the goals identified by the family, adopts a multi-agency approach and has a flexible way of working.

The team consists of:

  • Learning disability nurses
  • Clinical psychologists 
  • Assistant practitioner
  • Assistant psychologist
  • Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Team manager
  • Team administrator

We work with:

  • Children with learning disabilities and their family/carers
  • Teachers/nursery practitioners
  • Social care practitioners
  • Health professionals
  • Voluntary and charity based agencies

We offer the following services:

  • Challenging Behaviour Workshops
  • 1:1 work with families based on individual needs
  • A Positive Behaviour Support approach and PBS plans
  • Behavioural, health and well-being assessments
  • Behavioural advice and interventions
  • Advice, support and training to families/carers and professionals
  • Telephone consultations and signposting
  • Early Bird Programme - for parents whose children have been recently diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) under the age of 5
  • Sleep assessments

Young people that meet the below criteria can be referred to us by a professional (such as a GP or teacher):

  • Children and young people aged 0-16 with a severe learning disability, global developmental delay, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) who's difficulties are expressed behaviourally 
  • Children and young people aged 0-16 with a moderate learning disability and mental health problems with additional complexity that impacts significantly on cognitive functioning 

Location details


0300 303 3157


Wirral Children’s Learning Disability Service
Birch Centre
Derby Road
CH42 0LQ