Health services for children with SEND
If you have a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) it is likely that you will come into contact with a range of different health and social care services and professionals.
Below are some local health and social care services that you may access or receive referrals to including wheelchair services, dental and hospital liaison.
Children's hearing services SHOW
Children's hearing services see children from birth to 18 years of age for the assessment and management of hearing loss.
Children's therapy service SHOW
All children are different and develop at different speeds. Some children find learning certain skills more difficult than others and they may need specialist assessment and advice from one of our therapists. Our children's therapy services include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (also known as CAMHS) SHOW
The role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) West is to provide a comprehensive specialist mental health service to children and young people aged 5-18 years and who are registered with a Southampton City GP.
We are here to help children and young people who are struggling with their emotional and mental health including eating disorders and whose difficulties are having a significant impact on their ability to participate in daily activities or keep themselves safe.
For further information, including our referral criteria and referral form please visit Solent NHS Trust website.
Community Paediatric Continence Service SHOW
The Children's Continence Service sees children from the age of 2-16 with soiling, constipation, day wetting and night wetting. They also support children with additional needs with toileting support.
Provision of containments products is also provided for those children with additional needs from the age of 4 years that are eligible.
Hospital liaison team SHOW
If you, your child or someone you care for has a learning disability and/ or autism please contact the hospital liaison team to discuss coming in to hospital and how they can help.
Southampton Community Learning Disability Team SHOW
The Health team assess and complete specialist interventions on the following health needs: epilepsy, challenging behaviour, mental health, complex physical health, forensic and autism.
The Adult Services Learning Disability team assess what support you need at home and in the community. They will help you find the right to place to live, get respite, and keep safe.
Find out more about the Southampton Community Learning Disability Team.
Special Care Dental Service SHOW
Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service provide specialised dental care for those who are unable to access dental care in the General Dental Service because of their special needs.
Steps2Wellbeing is a free, NHS talking therapies service for adults over 18 years old in Dorset and Southampton City.
Wheelchair services SHOW
The latest wheelchair services information sheet
You can also view the wheelchair services information page on the directory.