Children’s & Young People’s Services

Find information on Children’s Community Services available within Wigan borough.

Breastfeeding & Infant FeedingLinks with Public Health Nurse teams (Health Visitors, Staff Nurses, Nursery Nurses and Clinic Nurses), Midwives, Children Centres services/teams, General Practitioners (GPs), local councils, including breastfeeding peer support services.

Breastfeeding Together – Provide support and help for mums to breastfeed. There are support groups across the Borough and they can offer support on a 1:1 basis if needed.

Child Protection & Safeguarding – Find contact information on how to safeguarding  and protect children who are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm.

Children in Care Nurses  Aim to support children and young people (ages 5 to 18 ) and meet their individual health needs.

Children’s AudiologyStaff work within a multidisciplinary team to provide an integrated approach for children and families to ensure all aspects of hearing link with the child’s other needs. The team aims to enable children to reach their full social and educational potential by ensuring that the child/young person has maximum hearing.

Children’s Community Nursing Team – Provides holistic family centered nursing care, support and advice for children and young people with an acute, chronic or complex healthcare need.

Children’s Learning Disability TeamProvides support in managing behavioural issues for children aged 4-16 with a learning disability.

Children’s Occupational Therapy ServiceA team of Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Administrative Support Staff  will work with the child, family and other key professionals in the child’s life, to identify areas where a child’s function, participation and independence at school, home and the community can be improved.

Children’s Physiotherapy Service  – Work with the child, family and other key professionals in the child’s life, to identify areas to improve and maximise physical and development needs and promote function and participation in daily life.

Children’s Speech & Language Therapy ServiceSupports children and young people to develop strategies and maximise their ability to communicate and participate in education, at home and in their community

Family Nurse PartnershipA programme for first time mothers under the age of 20. Offering intensive and structured home visiting, delivered by specially trained Family Nurses, from early pregnancy until your child is two.

Health Visiting ServiceQualified community nurses, with specialist training in public health, and work with children and families in different settings such as health clinics, family home, Start Well Family Centres, Early Years Settings or other community venues. Each health visiting team covers a geographical area across Wigan Borough offering support to all families before and after the birth of your baby and up to when your child starts school.

New-born Hearing Screening ServiceProvides universal neonatal hearing screening services. Hearing Screening is offered to all babies born in the Wigan area and all babies/families with a Wigan GP.

School Nursing ServiceWork with other professionals and agencies, providing a range of services for children and young people including delivering the national immunisation programme across the school aged population.