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Children's Continence Clinic

What we do

The children’s continence clinic is for children and young people who have continued difficulties with continence issues such as but not limited to; constipation, day time wetting, night time wetting, who have already had support from the 0-19 team but need further assessment

The children’s continence care pathway has recently been reviewed to enable quicker access to appropriate treatments, advice and support.

Stage 1 - In the first instance all children should have access to The ERIC website, a school nurse, health visitor or GP who will give basic advice and guidance on toileting problems. Please also see our leaflets at the bottom of the page for more information and guidance. 

Stage 2 - If needed, a referral can then be made to see a specialised continence champion advisor, for any continuing difficulties.

Stage 3 - If at this stage it is then felt that a more specialist service is needed, then a referral will be made to the children’s continence clinic. These clinics are held in a variety of locations. If your child requires this level of support their referral will be allocated to the most appropriate clinician according to their symptoms and medical history.

The children’s continence clinic will see:

Children who are registered with a GP in Bedford, West Mid Beds or Ivel Valley with constipation, day/night time wetting which is not age appropriate: after stages 1 & 2 have been completed.

Children aged 4 years and above with additional needs who are struggling with toilet training can be referred for further assessment. They will need to be registered at a GP in Bedfordshire or Luton. If they are struggling with constipation and/or soiling this must be treated prior to a referral being made.

To find out more about booking your appointment using our Choose & Book system, check out the video below:


Where our service is based

Union Street Clinic
Union Street
MK40 2SF

How to contact our service

A 24 hour answer phone service is available on the below numbers:

Bowel and bladder: 01234 315847
Special needs continence: 0300 790 6894

Or you may prefer to email

Children's continence - more information

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Additional links and information

The simple measures are the most effective treatment for continence issues,  and are measures you can begin implementing now. Please take a look at our leaflets below for more information. 

Please take time to access the following link for details of these measures and for further advice and support:

ERIC have also put together two fantastic resources which you can view for free below:

When it's Time to Go booklet

Sensory Needs & Toileting

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When It's Time To GoPDF8.59 MB23 Feb, 2023 Download
Sensory Needs and ToiletingPDF142.32 KB23 Feb, 2023 Download
0586 - Macrogol Discharge LeafletPDF1.44 MB13 Feb, 2020 Download
0540 - Simple MeasuresPDF1.18 MB13 Feb, 2020 Download
0585 - Bladder ScanPDF1.45 MB31 Jan, 2020 Download
0576 - Why it is important to drinkPDF1.42 MB31 Jan, 2020 Download
0558 - Poo in a NappyPDF1.71 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0489 - Info for Parents, Children and Young PeoplePDF1.68 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0561 - Simple Measures - Child is now Dry at NightPDF1.41 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0557 - Teenage Bedwetting - MalePDF1.36 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0539 - Children with Additional NeedsPDF1.37 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0559 - Enuresis Alarm Simple MeasuresPDF1.46 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0560 - Simple Measures - ConstipationPDF1.23 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
0556 - Teenage Bedwetting FemalePDF1.36 MB08 Jan, 2020 Download
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The staff are wonderful; the receptionists were polite and efficient, the nurses I have seen, were incredible.