Our children’s services team work with children and young people up to 19 years old, and their families, in the Bristol area.
We form part of the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) together with Sirona Care & Health CIC, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo’s and Off the Record. Together we provide all the community child health and child and adolescent mental health services for Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
As well as a variety of specialised children’s mental health services and services for children with disabilities, our service is divided into Health Visiting and School Health:
Supporting families to lead healthy lifestyles and prevent ill health, our teams build strong relationships with individuals and the community. We have opportunities for Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses:
Health Visitors work autonomously yet collaboratively with many services, sometimes with complex cases and safeguarding issues, and follow the National Healthy Child Programme. All our Health Visitors are all registered Band 6 nurses or midwives who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCHPHN) in Health Visiting. We support a small number of people each year to undertake the one-year training programme full time by paying a salary and course fees. We also fund your Institute of Health Visiting membership fee.
Nursery Nurses support our Health Visitors in following the Healthy Child Programme. To join us here, you’ll need a Level 3 qualification in Nursery Nursing or equivalent.
Our School Health Nurses (Band 5/6) and School Health Assistants (Band 3) work in partnership with other health professionals, agencies and the voluntary sector to deliver a clinically effective, high quality health service to school aged children and their families in a variety of settings. They also follow the national Healthy Child Programme and undertake a public health role.
Our School Nurses are registered children’s nurses and, in more senior roles, have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCHPHN). Each year, we support a small number of nurses to undertake this training by funding course fees and paying their salary.
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Our patient’s stories
Watch Josie’s story and see how our teams have worked collaboratively with her and her family.