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Handicapped Children

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in Wales in relation to the establishment of district handicap teams; whether the policy of his Department is to encour-whether he is satisfied with the present position.

Arrangements for multi-disciplinary assessment of handicapped children are operating throughout Wales, though district handicap teams have not been formally constituted in every health area. The Welsh Office encourages the development of comprehensive assessment of handicapped children.