Children's therapy teams

The children’s therapy teams provide specialist assessment and therapy for babies, children and young people.

The teams are made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists and are community based, working in nurseries, mainstream schools, special schools, children’s centres, community clinics, people’s homes and the child development centre. We also offer advice to colleagues working in the hospital where appropriate, to support the care of individual children.

Partnership working is vital and we link in closely with parents and a wide range of other professionals including teachers, educational psychologists, paediatricians, early years practitioners, social workers, school nurses and health visitors.

Our main aims are to help children and young people to:

  • Develop and make progress at school/nursery to the best of their ability
  • Be as independent as possible and make choices for themselves
  • Have satisfying relationships at home and at school
  • Participate and feel confident Be free from discomfort, stay well and be safe

Download our guide to therapy services for children and young people attending mainstream schools (244kb)
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Download our guide partnership working in mainstream schools (217kb)
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Review of therapy services to special schools (217kb)
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