Children and young people's occupational therapy service

About us

We support children and young people from ages 0-19 with medical and emotional needs. Our team is led by specialist community public health nurses who are all qualified nurses or midwives with additional graduate-level training in the health needs of children and young people. 

The team includes community staff nurses, school nurse assistants and support staff who help the team to run smoothly and efficiently for our patients.

What we do

We work in schools and the local community to support all children and young people with medical, emotional or educational needs.

Our aim is to support each person we care for to achieve their potential for physical, emotional and social wellbeing so that they can get the most from life and education and become responsible for their own health.

We work in partnership with children and young people, their families and other health and education professionals in a range of locations, including schools, clinics and family homes. We also work with colleagues in health, care and education services across Buckinghamshire to help shape children’s services.

Our service is part of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 which is a national framework, based on best evidence, to promote and protect the health of children as they grow.

Where we work

We work across all of Buckinghamshire apart from the Milton Keynes area and are based in five teams, each covering a group of schools:

  • Aylesbury
  • Buckingham
  • Chiltern
  • South Bucks
  • Wycombe

We will see children in the most appropriate setting, for example in their home, their school or one of our clinics.

How to access our service

Anyone who knows or works with a child or young person can refer them to our service. However, we only accept referrals which have the consent of the child’s parent or guardian.

To make a referral, please visit our referrals page.

Under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any processing of personal data must have a lawful basis. The information collected for the Health Screening programme (Vision and National Childhood Measurement Programme) falls within the category of  data concerning health and the most appropriate lawful basis considered for this purpose is ‘compliance with a legal obligation’ and the ‘provision of health and social care’. (Article 6 and 9 of GDPR)

Any data collected during the health screening programme will be treated confidentially and will not be used for any other purposes unless statutory legislation permits otherwise.

Please read our Fair Processing Notice on details on how we process person identifiable.