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Services have changed during Coronavirus pandemic. Please remember to visit our children with complex care needs section of the website for further information and self-help.  If you’re worried about your child, our team will be able to offer advice and support. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 **Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm excluding bank holidays** ask to speak to the community paediatricians.

If it is life threatening, call 999 for an ambulance. Remember that A&E is happy to see children for emergencies and will keep children separated from patients with coronavirus. If you are unsure when to call emergency services, please click here to read the latest guide for parents.

The service is provided by teams led by Consultant Community Paediatricians, who work in partnership with Community Children’s Nurses, Therapists and other Agencies. It provides a wide range of medical advice, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support services in the following areas:

  • Children with developmental concerns including potential Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses
  • Children in special schools requiring medication or other treatments during the day
  • Medical advice for Education Health Care Plans
  • Safeguarding children, child protection and children in need

Benefits from this service include:

  • Maximising the health of children
  • Medical problems are identified and addressed at the earliest opportunity
  • Children are supported to remain in education
  • Children's safety and wellbeing is protected
  • Children, young people and their families are enabled to lead independent lives
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Information for school referrers Neurodevelopmental Pathway to CCS (April 2020)PDF200.05 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Referral Form - Neurodevelopmental Disorders Only (Review May 2020)DOCX165.95 KB11 Jun, 2020 Download
Social Communication Descriptors and Responses (April 2018)PDF115.27 KB26 Mar, 2018 Download
0041 - Child InvestigationsPDF1.14 MB24 Mar, 2015 Download
0042 - Management Of Sleep ProblemsPDF1.31 MB24 Mar, 2015 Download
0043 - Info About Your Paediatric Medical ApptPDF1.08 MB24 Mar, 2015 Download
0044 - Social Communication Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum DisordersPDF1.27 MB24 Mar, 2015 Download
0616 - Global Development DelayPDF970.25 KB27 May, 2020 Download
0617 - Sleep DifficultiesPDF1.81 MB27 May, 2020 Download
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