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Paediatric Continence Products Assessment Service

Description

Children and young people may need continence products for a variety of reasons including disability, long term conditions or shorter periods of time due to particular health needs.

All children who require continence products need an initial assessment to determine their needs and which product and size is most suitable to meet them. They will then require review assessments as they grow and their needs change.

The service aims to work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that they receive continence products which meet their needs to enable them to manage their condition as discreetly and effectively as possible and to engage in life socially, emotionally and physically as fully as possible.

Following assessment if there is a need for further advice, support and treatment around continence issues our Health and Development Practitioners will work with families, health visitors and school nurses. In some instances this may reduce the need for continence products in the future.

Parking and accessibility
Service provided at school and health centres.
Registered service and regulatory body

Part of the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP), a community interest company. Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Staff training and experience

Our service employs Registered Children's Nurses, Registered Adult Nurses, Registered Learning Disability Nurses, Health & Development Practitioners with a nursery nurse qualification. Staff are experienced in meeting the needs of children with complex health needs and additional needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and those children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Staff are able to use alternative communication methods such as pictures and technology aids.

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Description

Children and young people may need continence products for a variety of reasons including disability, long term conditions or shorter periods of time due to particular health needs.

All children who require continence products need an initial assessment to determine their needs and which product and size is most suitable to meet them. They will then require review assessments as they grow and their needs change.

The service aims to work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that they receive continence products which meet their needs to enable them to manage their condition as discreetly and effectively as possible and to engage in life socially, emotionally and physically as fully as possible.

Following assessment if there is a need for further advice, support and treatment around continence issues our Health and Development Practitioners will work with families, health visitors and school nurses. In some instances this may reduce the need for continence products in the future.

Age
4-18
How to access
  • You can self refer by calling
  • You can self refer with an online form or email
  • Your GP or health worker can refer you
Who is this for?
  • Any type of disability or learning difficulty
  • Anyone with a disability or SEN, diagnosis not needed.