Wirral Learning Disability CAMHS

About us

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

What we offer

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

Contact us

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

Tel: 0300 303 3157

How to access us

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