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This page is primarily aimed at health, education and social care professionals as it hosts information about the referral process and referral forms.

It may expand its role in the future to provide more information to the general public, although it is expected that in general, the Dorset Family Information Directory will host information that is relevant to service users.

Please check from time to time (bookmark this page) so that the latest version of the referral form is used.


UPDATE - We are planning to make a significant change to the referral pathway for community paediatrics / school health, and aiming for this to be effective from September 2016.  Details will be posted when finalised.  Please check here again nearer the time.

To make a referral to the Core Diagnostic Team, please use the referral form below.  Further information is included there: 

rrals for ASD/Asperger assessments for young adults aged 18 years and above should be sent to the Pan-Dorset Community Adult Asperger Service.  For referral details see: If the young adult has a learning disability then it is normally expected that the Adult Learning Disability Service would do the assessment in the first instance.​

To make a referral to Community Paediatrics, at present write a referral letter as before; in the near future a universal referral form will be implemented. Further information about referrals and criteria will be included there.

  • Coming soon: Referral Form to Community Paediatrics (hand-written version)
  • Coming soon: Referral Form to Community Paediatrics (electronic version, for completion on computer then printed out)


To request a statutory paediatric medical report in relation to the Education Health and Social Care (EHC) Plan please use the email address below.  This is only for paediatric reports.  For reports from other specialists, please request them the usual way.  Inappropriate requests will be deleted or returned to the sender.  Email encryption is already set-up for email communication between the main Dorset agencies (check with your IT department if you are not sure).



It may be helpful to include further information in the form of questionnaires.  Some of the commonly used ones are:


There are other questionnaires we use, not all can be provided here, and these will be issued as necessary.

  • Coming soon: Guidance on completing the online Connors (ADHD) questionnaires

Provision of Courses

November 2016 Compilation


Contacting Us

It would be great when we become 'paperless'.  We are not there yet.  Please read below for our thoughts, if you are considering sending us information via email.

Coming soon: Email Communication Etiquette

01305 254705 (Kirsty James, secretary to Dr D'Arrigo)

01305 254703 (Helen Hamilton, secretary to Dr Yap and Dr Stanley

01305 255206 (Sharon Hewitt-Bell, secretary to Nicky Moore)

01258 473887 (Jan White, secretary to Dr Hanna)

01305 254737 (Children's Centre fax number)


Can we do better?

If there is any feedback, e.g. about the content of this page and the referral forms, please let us know.


Useful Links

Dorset Family Information Directory

Dorset County Council:

Autism Wessex


Dorset Child and Family Counselling Trust  

Dorchester Opportunity Group