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Cerebral palsy: the care you should expect

Cerebral palsy: the care you should expect

This information explains the care that NICE has said works best for children and young people underĀ 25 who have cerebral palsy. It will help you know what to expect from health and care services.

This information is written for parents and carers, but older children and young people with cerebral palsy may also want to read it. There is a section for young people on the support they should get when they are moving to adults' services.

Most people with cerebral palsy have spasticity. NICE has written separate information about spasticity in underĀ 19s.

Why is this important for you?

NICE aims to help people get the best care no matter who they are or where they live. This NICE advice aims to make sure:

  • your child gets the care and treatment they need from an early stage

  • families are given the information and support they need.

Your child's care team should know about this advice. Talk to a member of the team if you don't think your child is getting the care NICE has said they should have.

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