Children and young people's occupational therapy service


Update posted: March 2021

The Trust has made a number of temporary changes to our children and young people’s services. These changes are in line with NHS England and Government guidelines. All school and home visits have been resumed, with staff following all necessary infection control precautions. 

These changes include the temporary suspension of school based vision screening until next academic year. Further guidance will follow regarding vision and the National Childhood Measurement Programme for 2020/21.

Please click here for full details about the changes to the services provision for the families we care for. 

Tips for parents and caregivers – preparing your child to return to school - from

This NHS library also includes a wide range of resources to support parents, children and young people during the Coronavirus pandemic

For children returning school - try these resources...

ELSA support - back to school after coronavirus story 

Royal College of Occupational Therapists - preparing your child for returning to school


“A really big thank you to all the staff involved who have given my son help and advice. He is so much better and more confident. I would highly recommend this service to anyone.”  Parent of child aged 9.

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Getting Ready for School

This section provides information to support your child as they prepare and start school.

This includes our School Readiness Checklist along with advice and where to go for help and support.

Primary School

This section provides information to support children of junior school age to become healthy, confident and happy as they develop and grow.

This could include puberty, self care, moving to secondary school and keeping healthy

Secondary School

This section provides information to support young people of secondary school age to grow in independence and learn how to begin to make health lifestyle choices.

This could include healthy eating, emotional wellbeing and healthy relationships.


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