Children’s community health services

Children’s community health services provide support to children and young people with a range of health problems, including chronic illnesses, behaviour, mental health and developmental difficulties.

The community health services available to children and young people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) include:

  • health visiting
  • school nursing
  • child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
  • speech and language therapy
  • occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • community paediatricians
  • and a range of dedicated services for vulnerable children, including children in care, children with learning disabilities, children with life-limiting conditions and children with drug and alcohol problems.

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, these services are provided by the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP), which is a partnership between several local health providers and charities. The partnership is led by Sirona Care & Health, working with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP), University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo’s and Off the Record.

Children’s services in North Somerset were transferred into this partnership from Weston Area Health NHS Trust on 1 April 2020.

The CCHP team provides a high quality and integrated service to children, young people, families and carers, especially those from vulnerable and hard to reach groups.

Visit the CCHP website to find out more. If:

  • you are a parent or carer you can use the A-Z finder to view the services and conditions they can help with
  • you are a clinician you can find information about referral routes for CCHP services on the for clinicians section.