Community Paediatric Team
The Paediatric Medical Team is a team of doctors specialising in the assessment and management of children and young people with developmental disorders and disabilities who are at risk of abuse. We play an important role in assessing children who are looked after by the local authority or who are in the process of being adopted.
We work with teams across the Trust as well as the local authority, public health services, GPs and the voluntary sector.
We work closely with therapists, health visitors, school health services, children and adolescent mental heath services (CAMHS), social workers and schools.
What we do
We assess and manage children and young people with developmental impairment/disorders, physical and/or learning disabilities, complex health needs (eg autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome) and sensory impairments. We also work with local authorities to provide medical advice for education, health and care (EHC) plans.
We work with social services to assess children and young people who may have been abused or are considered to be at risk of abuse. We carry out statutory assessments of children who are in the care of the local authority, known as looked after children (LAC).
How to refer
Children and young people can be referred by healthcare professionals using the Community Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Pathway. Please complete the referral form [follow link/attach form]
Please read the referral form carefully for information about referral criteria, exclusion criteria and referral guidance.
If you are making a referral due to social communication difficulties/suspected autism spectrum disorder, please also complete the supporting information questionnaire [follow link/attach form]
We do not accept referrals directly from parents or carers.