Also attached is a joint ministerial letter from Minister Ford, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, and Minister Whately, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care, to children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working very hard to ensure we keep providing you with a safe and high quality service. Wherever we can, our patient appointments and consultations will now be carried out by telephone or video-conferencing rather than by face-to-face meetings. This is for the safety of both our patients and staff and in line with national guidance. We are continuing to provide face to face sessions when these are necessary but we are taking every precaution to minimise risk to children, families and staff.
Our staff are still available to help you and we are still providing services, so contact us on one of the numbers below and you will be directed to the most appropriate source of help:
0-19 Public health nursing service (health visitors and school nurses) 01709 423333
Child development service 01709 428850
Speech and language therapy 01709 423230
Occupational therapy / Physiotherapy 01709 428859
Special education and specialist nurses (for children with complex health needs) 01709 423869 / 427596