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Referrals – Halton Children’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Service

Referrals iconReferrals are accepted via medical, health or educational professionals via a referral form.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy referrals should be sent to: bchft.haltonchildrenstherapy@nhs.net.

All referrals to be submitted using the Woodview referral form indicating which service is required.

Referrals for Physiotherapy must be accompanied by Appendix 2.

Referrals for children with motor skill difficulties to Occupational Therapy (with or without Physiotherapy referral) must also be accompanied by the teacher and parent/carer questionnaires for school aged children or teacher and parent/carer questionnaires for pre-school age children.

Please ensure detailed information is submitted to ensure a clear picture of the child’s difficulties can be considered when triaging. Insufficient information may result in the referral not being accepted.

Interpreters are available – please contact the service to arrange.


Referral criteria

Referrals considered from:

  • Children with Halton GP
  • Children with Frodsham/Helsby GP
  • Children attending special school in Halton

Please note we are a health funded service – equipment for, or adaptations to childrens’ own homes are provided by social care. Please contact Halton Borough Council in this instance. Tel number: 0151 907 8305

Please refer to Appendix 2 – For physiotherapy referrals please complete a physiotherapy history sheet.

Please refer to the teacher and parent/carer questionnaires for school aged children or teacher and parent/carer questionnaires for pre-school age children.

Please see Motor Skills – Handbook for Referrers for more information regarding referrals.

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