Health and Wellbeing
Supporting the health and well-being of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
If you are worried about any aspect of your child or young person's development or health and well-being, it may be helpful to talk to your health visitor or GP in the first instance, who will be able to refer you to other more specialist services, if required.
In this section you can find information about universal health services that can be accessed by everyone as well as more specialist services provided by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
BHFT provides health visitors, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, dieticians, school nursing, community nursing, the community dentist, mental health services and respite care.
How to search for information:
- Use the purple 'view all Health Local Offer Services' box on the right to see all services in this category and then narrow your results, for example by filtering by age or location or
- Use the 'search for specific information' toolbar at the top of the page and enter a keyword if you know the name of the service you are looking for.
- Click on one of the quick links below.
Quick links to service listings and advice and guidance:
- Information about what to do if you have a concern a child or young person is at risk of harm or neglect or in need of early help and support: RBWM Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Early Help Hub
- A summary of Early Help Services to support children and young people's mental health.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), RBWM Behaviour Support Service, the Education Psychology Service, the Well Being Team and Nurture Groups.
- Pre diagnosis help for parents including Autism Berkshire's pre asssessment workshops and ADHD support groups offered through Parenting Special Children.
- Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) provides many services in the local area such as the Children and Young People's Integrated Therapies (CYPIT) who provide speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy and dieticians.
- Community Paediatricians who provide assessments, diagnosis and treatment for children with a range of disabilities.
- The Multi-agency Assessment group (MAAG) for young children with additional needs
- Children's Centres across the borough which provide a range of health support including Speech and Language drop in services
- Aids and equipment
- Support for pupils with medical conditions in schools
- Moving to Adult Healthcare services
- Continuing Healthcare for children and adults
- Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead (WAM), the local Champion for everyone who uses local health and social care services in the area
- The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) for advice and support on health related matters.