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Birmingham City Council

FIS Plus

Overview

FIS Plus is a new free service for parents of a child or young person (aged 0 to 19 years) with a disability and aims to provide you with more information about activities and support services across Birmingham. FIS Plus is the replacement to the existing Disabled Children’s Register and is a requirement under the Children Act 1989.

By joining you will have access to a trained advisor who can:

  • help families find appropriate services, activities and events that are tailored for disabled children, including signposting to information on welfare benefits, grant funding assistance, etc
  • provide information about events, activities and services in your area that may cater for your child’s likes and needs

and you will automatically receive all of our publications.

Your child will remain on the register until their 20th birthday unless you or they request that their details are removed before this time.

Joining FIS Plus is voluntary and you can choose whether you want your child on, or removed from, the database. We will contact you every two years to see if your circumstances have changed and whether you would like your child to remain on the database and continue to receive FIS Plus services.

If you have any queries or are finding it difficult to find services, activities or events for your disabled child you can complete the online enquiry form and tell us the information you would like to receive.

Essential Information
  • You will need to complete the application form at the bottom of the page and either e-mail it to us at familyinformation@birmingham.gov.uk or post it to the address on the form

    Once the application form has been received we will send out a personal pack to your family including the FIS Plus Directory of Services for Children with a Disability.

    If you provide your email address we will use this to send out subsequent information to you.

  • Children's Information and Advice Service (CIAS)

    0121 303 1888

Frequently Asked Questions
    • All information is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 and personal information remains confidential.

      The information will be used to:

      • help ensure services are developed to meet the needs of families with disabled children and that they are located where most needed
      • provide details of services and activities that may be of interest to you and your child

      All statistical information produced from FIS Plus will be anonymous.

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