Cerebral palsy is the general term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. These neurological conditions are caused by problems in the brain and nervous system.
Specifically, cerebral palsy is caused by a problem in the parts of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. The condition can occur if the brain develops abnormally or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth.
For any children under or over 5 years of age, please contact your GP in the first instance if you have any concerns.
If your child has Cerebral Palsy or a Motor Disorder, they may access physiotherapy to support their mobility. For information on the referral pathway: