Health visitors support families with young children aged 0-5 years. The health visitor will be able to assess the child and confirm whether or not there is a developmental delay.
Find your local health visitor by following this link to the GHC website. Parents can contact the health visitor directly.
Referral to the Advisory Teaching Service should come from the school or Early Years setting. Complete the "Request for Advisory Teacher Involvement" form available online.
For more information please follow the resource link below to the Advisory Teaching Service for the Gloucestershire Social Care site.
Please follow the resource link below to the guidance and referral criteria for the assessment of children within the GHNHSFT Community Paediatric and Neurodisability service. This guidance is for General Practitioners, Public Health Nurses and Therapists
School nurses provide a public health service to school aged children. They will be able to assess a child and confirm whether or not there is a developmental delay.
Please complete and return this referral form.
Special School Nurses are based at Springbank Community Resource Centre
Telephone: 01242 285 960
The central support team can be contacted on 0300 421 8225
Educational Psychologists use their knowledge of psychology, child development and social interaction to work with patients/carers, schools and other professionals to promote young people's learning and development. They provide a consultation service to schools in Gloucestershire and to the local community. Consultation focuses on the needs of children and how they might be met.
Referral to an educational psychologist needs to be through the school or early years settings.
For more informaton follow the resource link below to the Educational Psychologist page on the Gloucestershire Social Care Website.
The Gloucestershire Community Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service aims to support children & young people with a range of conditions by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child and their family
Parents, young people and children in Gloucestershire have direct access to the service via
A qualified children’s physiotherapist will call back to provide a telephone assessment, advice and onward referral if appropriate. Children’s Physiotherapy Direct is available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9.00am to 12.00pm.
Referrals to this service are also accepted in writing from GPs, Consultants or other healthcare professionals.
Please follow the resource link below to the referral form, once completed please send or fax this form to;
Fax: 0300 421 6832
Further information and Patient and carer information leaflets can be found here.
Community paediatricians are doctors who are specialists in the care and treatment of children and young people. They will have had special training in assessing children who have a wide range of special needs or who have been referred because of concerns about their development. Their role is to diagnose conditions which may have an impact on a child’s learning or development or cause a disability.
After initial assessments and diagnosis, there may be follow up appointments and reviews. These are a chance to give advice on managing the child’s health and treatment and also to prescribe medication, where appropriate.
Referral criteria: Evidence of Developmental Delay from: