05794 - Index HeaderThe Index 

Working together to keep families up to date with services, support and activities for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs across the Vale of Glamorgan.


What is The Index?

The Index is the Vale of Glamorgan's voluntary register of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.


The Index aims to give 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 and events to share with others on the Index

  • Help and influence the types of provision being offered and developed



Why sign up to The Index?

Once signed up to The Index you will receive:

  • The Index Newsletter - the newsletter which is sent out every 3 months, packed full of information about services, support and activities in the Vale of Glamorgan

  • The Index eNews - regular emails providing information about any activities and events which may be happening between issues of the newsletter


How to sign up to The Index?

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


Index Mailing list for Professionals

If you are a professional working with children with disabilities or additional needs, you can be added to our mailing list to receive regular e-bulletins about what is going on in Cardiff and The Vale

Manage subscriptions - Privacy Policy


What's On?

Our Online Search

Use our online FIS Wales database to search for childcare, activities and family support in the Vale of Glamorgan and beyond.


Social Media 

Vale Family Information Services provide up to date information about events, activities and support available to families.

Carers Services

Find out about training, support and events for carers across the Vale.


Annual Report 2019 - 2020

The Index Annual Report 2019 - 2020 looks at the key achievements of the year.



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.



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

Index Officer

Family Information Service

Dock Office, Subway Road


CF63 4RT



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