Our Children and Families Services
Our range of services for children and families promote a healthy start to life and provide health care services that they might need as they grow that are responsive to the changing needs of young people and their families. We work very closely with other organisations such as the County Council to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our children and their families.
Here are the children and families services we provide:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) -provide triage, assessment, onward referral and/or treatment for children and young people up to 18 years old (and their families) who are showing signs of mental health difficulties or have a mental health diagnosis. The Tier 3 CAMHS team members include a range of mental health professionals and specialists who are trained and experienced in working with young people and their families.
Children's Audiology Services - the Community Paediatric Audiology team is open to any child aged 0 - 19 years where there are concerns or doubts about hearing.. The service also provides surveillance for children with permanent hearing impairments and for those children with temporary, conductive problems. The tests performed depend on the age and ability of the child and take place within community clinics.
Children's Community Learning Disability Service - these teams provide a county-wide service from four bases: Carlisle, Workington, Barrow and a satellite office in Kendal. They work with children and young people who have a global learning disability.
Children's Community Nursing - This team provides a home nursing service to children and young people aged 0-18 years old with long term conditions, including learning disability/autistic spectrum disorder, physical disability, sensory impairment, highly complex conditions and palliative care. The team also provides specialist continence advice and support for those requiring short or long term help with toileting.
Children's Community Paediatrics - This team of doctors specialise in treating children and young people aged 0-to-18 years old outside hospital.
Child Development Services - provide services for children aged 0-18 years old with learning disability/autistic spectrum disorder, physical disability and sensory impairment. The team works with children, young people and their families to reduce the negative impact of medical conditions, developmental delay or disability on their daily life.
Children Looked After – this team provides health coordination for children who are Looked After [in care] by the local authority. They make sure that the children’s health needs are fully assessed and care plans in place to keep them healthy. This is for children in care in Cumbria and thos placed in other local authorities too.
Children's Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapists provide assessment and advice for children and young people who are experiencing specific difficulties in activities such as dressing, participating in school and playing with toys and games, taking into account the child’s age and general development level.
Children's Physiotherapy - the children's physiotherapy departments aim to maximise a child's functional ability and development of motor skills to prevent problems of posture and pain. The service provides practical solutions, advice and suggestions for children and their care givers.
Children's Speech and Language Therapy - this service works with children with speech, language and communication difficulties. We also work with children with feeding or swallowing difficulties. There is an open referral system to the service.
Children's Therapy - The Children’s Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists are all part of one county wide integrated Therapy Team, managed in 3 county localities; East, West and South Cumbria.
Health Visiting - Health visitors carry out work as part of the Health Child Programme (HCP). The HCP is a Department of Health programme aimed at maximising the health and wellbeing of every child, from before they are born to starting school. Health visitors work with families requiring a universal service and will visit families predominantly in their own homes, but also offer services from other venues such as children’s centres and local clinics.
Public Health and Wellbeing Nurses – Work with schools to identify and implement health and wellbeing plans, with a particular focus on emotional wellbeing, mental health and healthy weight. Schools will be assigned a Public Health and Wellbeing Nurse who will be their key contact for health related matters.
Strengthening Families - Senior practitioners within this team provide a holistic health service to families including parents/carers and children and young people aged pre-birth to 18 ) who require additional support. Senior practitioner’s will provide this service predominantly from families homes, but will also offer services for children’s centres and local clinics.
TB Nursing Service - This team provides support for patients with tuberculosis and carries out vital contact tracing for those who have been in close contact with TB patients in case they also need treatment. The nurses provide advice for patients, relatives, work colleagues and other professionals on all aspects of TB care and treatment
In This Section:
Published: 13th March 2017
Cumbria Police have teamed up Carlisle College to warn young people of the dangers of ‘sexting’.
Published: 22nd February 2017
The provision of public health services for children in Cumbria between the ages of 0-19 is changing from the 1st April 2017.
From Our Children & Families Team Text messaging service is supporting young people during Anti-Bullying Week
Published: 17th November 2016
ChatHealth service offers support on bullying for young people
From Our Children & Families Team Improvements identified in diagnosis and management of children with Autism in Cumbria
Published: 27th October 2016
An independent review highlights improvement opportunities
From Our Children & Families Team Specialist Breastfeeding Health Visitors have been nationally recognised for their work
Published: 25th October 2016
Specialist Breastfeeding Health Visitors for CPFT have been recognised by a leading international children's charity.
Published: 24th October 2016
Young people accross the county are benfitting from texting their School Nurse for support
Published: 30th September 2016
Andrew Kelly was shortlisted for his help with launching a new electronic patient information system
Published: 21st September 2016
Advice on treating common conditions at home
Published: 18th July 2016
Young people can text for support over the summer
Published: 15th June 2016
Breastfeeding support and celebrations are being promoted
Published: 7th June 2016
Published: 28th April 2016
More breast feeding help for mums
Published: 29th March 2016
Published: 14th March 2016
Published: 1st March 2016
A profile of a CPFT Health Visitor
Published: 19th February 2016
Children with speech, language and physical difficulties are being supported by therapists to help them communicate better using their eyes.
Published: 22nd January 2016
Disney characters used as a technique to help children express their feelings.
Published: 21st January 2016
Published: 18th December 2015
A ten year old from Allithwaite near Grange over Sands has won a competition to design the logo of the Children’s Services she uses
Published: 28th September 2015
Cumbria Constabulary has launched a campaign urging young people in Cumbria to ‘say something if they see something’
Published: 28th September 2015
Published: 4th September 2015
Children graduate from cycling class
Published: 26th August 2015
Join Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for our Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday 23rd September
Published: 25th August 2015
Published: 17th July 2015
Staff from the Springboard Child Development Centre in Carlisle have received over £100 worth of gardening items
Published: 23rd June 2015
Published: 21st May 2015
Dementia awareness week - why need we to talk to children about dementia
Published: 13th May 2015
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust responds to the report
Published: 12th May 2015
Looking at mindfullness as a way to help mental wellbeing
Published: 12th May 2015
Prepared by the Samaritans; here are the facts behind some myths about suicide. #MHAW
Published: 23rd April 2015
Since joining the Trust Richard has made a real difference to staff's fire awareness
Published: 21st April 2015
New forum to look at improvements to maternity services
Published: 30th March 2015
A vision to ensure young people in Cumbria have access to all the support they need to promote their emotional wellbeing and mental health
Published: 25th March 2015
Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures update
Published: 11th March 2015
CSE awareness day on Wednesday 18th March with Cumbria Constabulary
Published: 6th March 2015
Published: 24th February 2015
Survey results from staff at Cumbria partnership NHS Foundation Trust are released
Published: 17th November 2014
Published: 21st October 2014
Sarah gives mum some guidance on how to relax and tips on how to get her baby to sleep for longer
Published: 20th October 2014
Sarah Worsell gives mum some guidance on how to relax and tips on how to get her baby to sleep for longer periods.
Published: 20th October 2014
'It was a great opportunity to show others that there is life after diagnosis and that you can still look amazing'
Published: 5th September 2014
Children with additional physical needs given chance to ride bikes.
Published: 29th November 2013
Support for children and families in Cumbria will be boosted in the next few years thanks to newly qualified health visitors.
Published: 30th July 2013
The Cumbria School Games, run by Active Cumbria, uses the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to involve more young people