Medicines support for children with learning disabilities

Following requests from our users, the Medicines for Children team are starting a new project to work with healthcare professionals to provide further support to parents and the families of children with learning disabilities.

These additional resources are currently being reviewed/under development and we anticipate that they will be ready by April 2022. 

If you would like to be involved with this work or to find out more about what the team have planned, please email us at

Until our resources are ready, you may be interested to read more about NHS England’s STOMP-STAMP campaign on their patient information leaflet.

The STOMP and STAMP programme of work is about making sure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are only prescribed the medicines that they need, at the right time and for the right reasons.

STOMP – Stopping The Over-Medication of children and young People with a learning disability, autism or both

STAMP – Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics