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Children and Young Peoples Services

The Community Children and Young People’s Service is made up of different services which support young people with additional health needs, including disability. 

They aim to improve the quality of life for children and their families, by supporting the child’s life choices rather than restricting them.

Children's Nursing Services

They provide a range of nursing services for children and young people who have a learning disability, physical disability and/or a complex health condition. 

These services include: 

  • Children's community nursing
  • A range of paediatrician led clinics 

In Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood, we offer a community nursing service to children with complex health problems, disability and also learning disability. 

The services are available to children and young people aged 0-19.

Children’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

The service provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and treatment for children who have a disability or long term condition affecting their movement or mobility.

They provide advice on equipment and management and work closely with parents and carers and other services involved with the child to provide effective care.

Children's Speech and Language Therapy

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children in Nottingham city and county. We help children from birth to the end of school.

Children meeting the service entry criteria will receive assessment, diagnosis and support. These are delivered in different places, depending on what your child needs.

The first line of contact with Speech and Language Therapy is usually through the Community Speech and Language Therapy Teams, with access to further support as needed. The service also has Speech and Language Therapists who work across Nottinghamshire to support children with more specific and complex needs, including:

  • Autistic spectrum disorders 
  • Cleft lip and palate 
  • Dysphagia 
  • Hearing impairment 
  • Learning difficulties  
  • Physical difficulties 
  • Pre-school complex needs  
  • Specific language impairment  
  • Stammering (dysfluency) 

The Speech and Language Therapy Service will decide whether your child need support from these therapists. 

For all these care options the service provides specialist support for children whose first language is not English.