Children & Young People’s (CYP)ASD Assessment & Diagnosis Pathway Task & Finish Group

Closed 19 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Sep 2019

Feedback updated 17 Jul 2020

We asked

To redesign the 5­16 year’s assessment and treatment service for ADHD and ensure it is able to meet need / prevalence and to develop a plan to ensure that those currently waiting for assessment and treatment receive a timely service.

You said

  • Reduce the current waiting list for assessment and treatment for ADHD receive a timely service
  • Streamline the process for ADHD diagnosis and treatment

Improve information on ADHD services for children, young people and families

We did

  • Recruited a temporary consultant Paediatrician to provide short term support (6 month post) who will provide extra ADHD clinics.
  • Stockport FT has been providing some additional clinics and waiting times have improved.
  • A new ADHD patient information leaflet has been drafted. This has been shared with parents groups who have commented on it. We aim to finalise the leaflet in January 2020.


A review of the assessment and diagnosis pathways for ASD for 5-16 year olds. 

Why your views matter

To improve access to the assessment and diagnosis pathway for ASD for 5 ­ 16 year olds and improve timeliness of assessment and to redesign the 5­16 years ASD assessment and diagnostic pathway in line with the Pennine Care 7 stage model

What happens next

The results will be used to 

  • Improve access to assessment and diagnosis pathway for ASD and improve the timeliness of the process
  • Improved information for families whilst their children are waiting for assessment and treatment ­ December 2019


  • All Areas


  • SEND parent/carers


  • SEND services