Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Approach to identifying and meeting the needs of young people with concentration and impulsivity etc

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is defined as:

“Children and young persons whose behaviour appears impulsive, overactive and/or inattentive to an extent that it is unwarranted for their developmental age and is a significant hindrance to their social and educational success”. 
British Psychological Society

ADHD protocol and guidance

The Oxfordshire protocol for the identification and assessment of children and young people with ADHD is available to download in sections below.

  1. Introduction and protocol (.pdf format, 61Kb)
  2. Summary and contacts (.pdf format, 33Kb)
  3. Strategies for schools (Foundation and Key Stage 1) (.pdf format, 65Kb)
  4. Strategies for schools (Key Stage 2) (.pdf format, 116Kb)
  5. Strategies for schools (Key Stage 3 and 4) (.pdf format, 103Kb)
  6. Putting the children and young peoples' views at the centre (.pdf format, 39Kb)
  7. Parental advice Oxfordshire EP Service (.pdf format, 44Kb)
  8. Parental advice Oxfordshire Social and Health Care Directorate (.pdf format, 30Kb)
  9. References (.pdf format, 28Kb)
  10. Appendix: children with ADHD and severe learning difficulties (.pdf format, 17Kb)

Note: any material from these guidelines which is copied or used must be acknowledged and referenced 'Oxfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Oxfordshire County Council's Children, Education and Families Directorate'.

Further guidance