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Child and Family

We provide a range of community-based nursing, therapy and mental health services to children and their families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Our children’s services aim to improve outcomes for children and their families by delivering well-led, safe, effective, caring, and responsive services. They contribute to positive outcomes in areas such as:

  • an individual's physical health
  • an individual's psychological wellbeing
  • an individual's adaptation to permanent or long-term differences
  • the health of the populations we serve

 

0-19 Health Visiting & School Nursing - Portsmouth

The Health Visiting service consists of Health Visitors, Community Health Nurses, Early Childhood Workers and Early Intervention Practitioners who are here to help you and your family from before birth until 5 years.

We will see you towards the end of your pregnancy and then at s…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6629

Behaviour Resource Service

A multi-agency specialist CAMHS service who works with children, young people and their families living in Southampton, who have severe and complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. These families have a combination of needs and the children or young people may be Children …

Southampton

Call: 023 8083 4430

Child and Adolescent Autism Service

The local community based Southampton Autism Service is accessible via a professional referral for assessment and diagnosis of Autism.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance and access a range of health…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Portsmouth

Portsmouth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides a mental health service for 5-18 year olds suffering with acute, chronic or server mental health problems. We provide assessment, treatment and support to young people and their families. Interventions include…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6632

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Southampton

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…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Child Protection Team Southampton

Solent West Community Paediatricians provide an acute medical service for children who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse or neglect.

Our admin team are office based, but our clinics take place at the Magnolia Centre, Southampton General Hospital, a purpose-built, child…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6662

Children in Care Health Team

Children in Care carry out a full health assessment on all children entering the care system. The service identifies any unmet physical, mental, emotional or sexual health needs in the child or young person and refers to the appropriate services. Children in Care provide ongoing …

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6662

Children’s Hospital at Home Southampton and South West Hampshire (CH@H)

We are a team of paediatric nurses and doctors with specialist skills and experience in caring for children and young people. Our nurses are dedicated to providing care for children and young people with acute and short-term health needs at home, and in other community settings. …

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6609

Children’s Orthotic Service

Assess to see if a mechanical device can keep a child mobile, reduce pain, or prevent any deformity in limbs or body.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance and access a range of health and wellbeing re…

Southampton

Call: 0300 300 2019

Childrens Community Asthma Nurse Specialist Southampton

The Community Children’s Asthma Nurse Specialist provides short term specialist support and interventions to children and young people up to the age of 16 years old with an asthma diagnosis, or those who have suspected asthma and are taking asthma treatments.

The aim of the servi…

Southampton

Call: 03001234153

Children's Community Asthma Service Portsmouth

The Community Children’s Asthma Service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned to provide care across Portsmouth CCG.-

 The service provides support and advice to children

  • With a diagnosis of Asthma
  • Who are registered with a Portsmouth GP

and may also have

  • Newly d…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6631

Children's Community Nursing (CCN) Southampton

The Children's Community Nursing Team are a team of Paediatric Nurses with specialist skills and experience in nursing children and young people at home, as well as in other community settings. Their aim is to support families in order to minimise disruption to family life - so p…

Southampton

Call: 03001235063

Children's Continuing Care Team Portsmouth

The Children’s Continuing Care Team provides nursing support to children with complex health needs within the Portsmouth and South East Hants areas. Continuing care is not needed by children or young people whose needs can be met appropriately through existing universal or specia…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6631

Children's Diabetes Service

The Children's Diabetes Team offer nursing care, support and advice to children and young people who have been diagnosed with Diabetes in the Southampton area.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance and…

Southampton

Call: 023 8120 6893

Children's Therapy Service

Our services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry (South East Hampshire and Portsmouth only)

For more information on any of these services, visit the Healthier Together website here.

We support children and young people who:

  • are regi…

Southampton

Call: 0300 300 2019

Children's Therapy Service Southampton

Our children's therapy services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry (South East Hampshire and Portsmouth only)

For more information on any of these services, visit the Healthier Together website here.

We support children and young pe…

Southampton

Call: 0300 300 2019

Community Paediatric Continence Service - Portsmouth

The Children's Continence Service sees children from the age of 2-19 with soiling, constipation, day wetting and night wetting. They also support children with additional needs with toileting support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

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Southampton

Call: 0300 123 3797

Community Paediatric Continence Service - Southampton and West Hampshire

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 add…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 3797

Community Paediatric Medical Service (CPMS) Portsmouth and South East Hants

Community paediatricians see children with neurodevelopmental disorders. We also provide services for adoption and fostering. We have a dedicated rota for child protection.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6630

Community Paediatric Medical Service (CPMS) Southampton and South West Hampshire

Community Paediatric Medical Services (CPMS) including child protection medical service, neurodevelopmental, and complex health needs (PMLD) physical disability, learning disability, general paediatrics and feeding & nutrition.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest informat…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Health Visiting - Portsmouth

Health Visitors see parents and children from before birth until five years. We will see you during your pregnancy and on a regular basis until your child starts school. For some families we will see you more regularly if you need more support.  For further information please vis…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6629

Health Visiting - Southampton

The Southampton Health Visiting service leads the Healthy Child Programme for children 0-5 years. We provide a universal, targeted and specialist health service to families.  For further information please visit the Healthier Together Website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

How has the C…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Integrated Community Children's Nursing (iCCN) Service Portsmouth

15th January 2024 Updates:

To deliver the best possible care in the most efficient way, we at the Integrated Community Children's Nursing (iCCN) are updating our core service hours and delivery models over the next few weeks.

This information page is being developed to detail the…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6631

Portsmouth CAMHS Specialist Eating Disorder Service

We offer specialist treatment for young people with a diagnosed eating disorder. This may be anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding disorder.


Self Referrals can be made from young people themselves, parents/carers or professionals using the forms belo…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6632

Public Health Nursing 0-19 - Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight 0-19 Public Health Nursing Team consists of both qualified midwives or Nurses with specialist training in Public Health, Senior support workers, Community Nursery Nurses, Support workers and administrative staff.

Our services are offered to all children under 19 …

Hampshire

Call: 0300 123 5224

Public Health Nursing 5-19 years

The Public Health Nursing Service (School Nursing) supports every child’s health throughout their school and college aged years. We offer support and advice to you and your child when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We also provide services …

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

School Aged Immunisation Service

The School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) offers vaccination programmes in Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight to all children aged 4 to 16 years old (School Reception to Year 11), this includes all children who attend a Special School.

The vaccines that the service offers…

Southampton

Call: 03001235074

School Aged Immunisation Vaccine Programs

The School Age Immunisation Service offers immunisations to school aged children and young people (4 to 16 Years) across the Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight areas.  We also offer immunisations to all children and young people attending special schools.

We currently offe…

Southampton

Call: 03001235074

Southampton Healthy Ambition

We support every child's health throughout their time at school and college. We work with children, young people, families and other organisations. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health.  For further information pl…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Southampton Mental Health In Schools Team (MHST)

The Mental Health In Schools Team provide the following target support:


Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) provide:

  • Short term low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed interventions for children and young people with anxiety and/or low mood aged betw…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6689

Transition for Children with Complex Health Needs and Long Term Conditions

The provision of a community health transition service for young people who have complex needs and long term conditions from children’s services to adult services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance …

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.