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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
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Children, Young People and Families

Provides paediatric and mental health services for children, young people and their families across Worcestershire.

Starting Well

0-5 Health Visiting 
A county wide service providing universal services as part of the Healthy Child Programme from antenatal to starting school. This includes an antenatal contact, new birth visit, breastfeeding support, new born hearing screening, developmental checks and targeted support for vulnerable families.



5-19 School Health Nursing
 
A county wide School Health Nursing service which focuses on health promotion. We run drop-in services to secondary schools, carry out health reviews on school aged 'looked- after' children, and we participate in the provision of services for children who are subject to Child Protection plans and Child in Need plans.



Breastfeeding Support
Provide high standard of care so that pregnant women and mothers get the support and information needed to enable them to breastfeed successfully for as long as they wish.    



School Age Audiology 
  
A hearing assessment in reception year and targeted assessment of pre school and school aged children in the community



Reach4Wellbeing
Part of Starting Well Service, promoting and supporting emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-19 years old. Offer short-term group support programmes for those experiencing emotional difficulties, specifically anxiety, low mood and self-harm. 



Kooth
Online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


 

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services  
CAMHS is a multi-agency team including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses and social workers providing county wide services. The service specialises in delivering assessment, support, therapeutic intervention and treatment for children and young people with both emerging and complex and enduring mental health difficulties. We work closely with other health and care services and also work with children in the community who may require specialist in-patient treatment, often preventing admission.

 

Children with Disability and/or Complex Needs

Paediatric Occupational Therapy  
A countywide service for the assessment and treatment of children and young people who require occupational therapy to achieve their goals. The service includes play therapists in the Wyre Forest area. Paediatric Occupational Therapy also includes specialist play services countrywide.


 
Paediatric Physiotherapy  
A countywide service for the assessment and treatment of children and young people who require physiotherapy to achieve their goals. Paediatric Physiotherapists have a holistic approach to treatment, which means looking at the child’s physical and mental well-being together, not in isolation. Assessment and treatment is to promote independence and help every child achieve their potential.


 
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy  
A service for children and young people with speech language and communication needs. Provided for pre school children from Children's Centres and in school for school aged children and young people. Training provided for schools and external agencies.


 
Community Paediatrics  
A county wide secondary care service providing specialist health assessment and therapeutic input for children with learning and physical disability. Assessment and management of children with neurodisability including autism and ADHD. Assessment and support for children within the looked after system as well as providing advice to the adoption and fostering panels. Statutory advice to the education department when assessing children needs within school. Medical assessment for children with hearing loss. 


Orchard Service   
Community based nursing service to prevent admission, aid discharge and for end of life. The service includes the Home Support Team who care for children in their own homes overnight, a play therapist for children and their families with life limiting conditions and a part time psychologist.


 
Ludlow Road
Six-bedded short break unit in Kidderminster providing short breaks for children and young people with learning disability, physical disability and complex health needs.


 
Special School Nursing  
Special School Nurses are usually based in special schools. They deliver the healthy child program, health promotion and deliver specific training and competency assessment to enable school staff to meet the additional care needs of children and young people. This enable children and young people with complex disabilities to access education irrespective of their care needs, enabling all to achieve their full educational potential.


 
Child Development 
Child Development Centres provide a holistic assessment of pre-school aged children with physical disability on an individual basis and whilst part of a group. The Child Development Centres (CDC) themselves are resource buildings containing a number of rooms used by clinicians working with Children for clinics and groups. One of the core services running out of these buildings are the Child Development Centre groups, run by Specialist Nursery Nurses with support, intervention and supervision from other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. 



Umbrella Service 
The Umbrella Pathway (Neuro-Developmental Assessment) has been developed to provide an assessment, management and care process for all children and young people presenting with neuro-developmental disorders which may be due to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum conditions and other difficulties such as developmental co-ordination difficulties, sensory processing and ‘tic’ disorders.

 


Service Lead:



Tessa Norris. Children, Young People and Families Service Delivery Unit Lead




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