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Description

We bring together Paediatrics, Paediatric Psychology, Children and Young People’s Therapy Service (Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy), CAMHS, Educational Psychology, in the East and the West of Somerset. We offer NICE compliant assessments for autism and/or ADHD, which are conducted by a multidisciplinary team.  All children and young people who have been through the pathway will receive a detailed report explaining the outcome of the assessment. This is written directly to the young person in a strengths based and therapeutically informed way. Specific recommendations based on the young persons unique profile of strengths and areas of difference are made. This might include what local services may be able to meet the young person’s needs, advice for those supporting a young person to adapt their practice, or resources for the young person and parent/carer.  We are seeking to understand a person rather than being a yes/no diagnostic service and is therapeutically informed.

We know that both families and professionals often have questions about referrals so can use the CYPNP Advice Line.

This line is open to parent, carers, young people or practitioners from health, education or social care.

Phone the Advice Line on 0303 033 3002 – open 9am to 12pm every Wednesday and Thursday.

One of our clinicians will put be on the line to provide a therapeutic space where your voice can be heard (initially you will be put through our admin team and transferred over).

We can give you some advice, including strategies to try and provide brief psychoeducation (where appropriate).

We will signpost you to relevant services and sources of support tailored to your young person’s needs.

The advice line will not be able to answer questions about children who have already been seen by CYPNP. These questions need to be directed to the clinicians involved with the young person.

For general enquiries about the CYPNP, the assessment process, appointments, waitlist times and whether referrals or documents have been received, please contact the administration team on 01823 346127 – open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday or email ChildNDS@somersetft.nhs.uk.

You can also find out more on the Autism and ADHD Pathway page, including options for children and young people older or younger or living in East Mendip.

Type of provision

Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Opening times

9am-12pm Wednesdays and Thursdays

9am-12pm Wednesdays and Thursdays

Contact details

Email ChildNDS@somersetft.nhs.uk
Telephone 0303 033 3002

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes

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