Information about health services and other professionals
There are a range of other professionals that may become involved with the child, family and providers, sometimes this can be overwhelming and there are systems in place that may be of support.
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy
Our children’s speech and language therapy service supports children and young people up to 18 years old. Our service is delivered in a number of ways by speech and language therapists, assistant speech and language therapists, by assistants in schools and also through our home programmes.
Every family with children under five has a named health visitor. Our role is to offer support and encouragement to families through the early years from pregnancy and birth, to primary school and beyond to support you to stay healthy and avoid illness.
Our occupational therapists help children and young people who experience difficulties in carrying out and participating in activities of everyday life, for example, their self care, school work and play.