The Index 

Working together to keep you up to date with information and services available for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs aged up to 18 years



The Index assists service providers in planning their services for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. 


The Index gives a clearer picture of how many children and young people with disabilities or additional needs there are, and through Families First Grant funding support, enables us to work together with other agencies to help better coordinate services. 



  • Receive information to keep up to date with new services and activities
  • Receive the quarterly newsletter The Index and specific mail outs
  • Have the opportunity to contribute articles, news ans events to share with others on the Index
  • Help and influence the types of provision being offered and developed




Whether you are a parent/carer or a professional, you can sign a child up to The Index by completing a registration form. To be included on The Index the child or young person must:

  • be aged up to 18 years
  • have a diagnosed disability, be in the process of diagnosis or have confirmed ongoing additional needs

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

The Index Annual Report 2015 - 2016 looks at the key achievements of the year.


The Index Information Leaflet

For more information about The Index, please download a copy of our information leaflet:


Transition: Moving from Childhood to Adulthood

In partnership with Keith Ingram (Autistic Spectrum Disorder Project Officer), Transition Officers from the Child Health and Disability Team and the Adult Disability Team, the Family Information Service have put together 'A Guide for Parents/Carers of Young People with Disabilities aged 14+'.


The aim of the guide is to bring together information on the measures in place and services available to ensure a smooth as possible transition into adulthood.


The City of Cardiff Council now has it's own Index which is administered by the Cardiff Family Information Service Team. If you would like to find out more about the Index in Cardiff then please visit their website:




If you would like to talk to us about The Index then please contact:

Disability Index Administrator

Family Information Service

Dock Office, Subway Road


CF63 4RT



The Index is funded by Welsh Government's Families First Initiative.