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Community Paediatrics


Who is the service for?

We see children and young people from birth until their 18th birthday. We work with teams across the organisation to help provide support and treatment. See our related services for more information.

What we do

We support children and their families with the management of long term health problems which may have an impact on other areas of their life.

We undertake the assessment and treatment of children with developmental problems such as delayed milestones, learning disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

We see children in care for their regular health check and we also see children for whom there are child protection concerns. We provide support to vulnerable children and their families, liaising with other professionals involved as appropriate. We also provide reports for children who require an Education, Health and Social Care Plan (formally the School Statementing Process). We also contribute to the process that takes place when a child dies unexpectedly. 

We provide an individual service to each child and their family and as well as treating their medical problems, we work closely with colleagues in other parts of the health service as well as those in social and education services to ensure that children’s needs are met. 


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Information and signposting

Children are referred into our service.

We have a range of resources and information to support neurodiverse children on our advice and signposting page. 

Getting help

The criteria for referral to the service is outlined on our making a referral page. 

Getting more help (more extensive goal-based help)

If you feel your child meets the criteria for an assessment, please discuss with the person who made the original referral and ask them to re-refer with the additional information.

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See our Community Paediatric referral page for more details about making a referral.

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