Disabled Children Register

If you have a disabled child aged 0 - 25 years old you can register them with us online.

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Why register

We have to keep a register of disabled children living in Kent (not Medway), this is required by law. The register helps us plan services for disabled children. We use anonymous statistical information from the register to work out what type of services parents need for their children and in which areas. Read more about our privacy policy.

You don't have to register your child with us if you don't want to.

If you register you may be able to get a discount card called a Max Card.

Who can go on the register

For the register, the definition of disability is taken from the Equalities Act 2010 and can include:

We may ask for evidence of your education, health and care (EHC) plan or disability related benefit documents.

We cannot provide proof of your child’s disability as this is an online service and we will not be assessing or diagnosing your child’s ability.

Max Card

The Max Card is a discount card for families of children with disabilities. It can help you save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys and more.

These are available to any family of a disabled child or young person who is in receipt of disability benefit, or who has an EHC plan.

If you are eligible for the Max Card, a card will automatically be sent to you after registering. This usually takes around 2 weeks, where you will also receive information on where and how to use your card.

If you live in Medway, outside Kent or your child is not disabled, you cannot get a Max Card from us.

Removing your child or yourself from the register

We automatically remove your child's details once they reach 25 years old.

If you want to be removed earlier than this, please email cdr@kent.gov.uk and we will remove all details within 30 days.

More information about the Disabled Children's Register

Call 03000 412412 or email cdr@kent.gov.uk for more information or if you have questions about whether you should register your child.