Children & Young People's Therapies Service

About the Service

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust’s (HCT), Children and Young People’s Therapies Service provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy for children and young people in Hertfordshire. The integrated therapies service delivers holistic support for a child or young person’s needs, under one provider, with multidisciplinary working across the three clinical therapy professions.

Our focus is on maximising children and young people’s functional skills and abilities to support them to be happy, healthy, safe and independent at home and in school. We share the vision of our partners in Hertfordshire County Council to ensure every child has the best possible start in life and the best opportunities throughout their education.

As part of Hertfordshire’s Professional Promise, we are committed to placing children and young people with SEND, together with their families, at the centre of what we do.

More detailed information about the Children and Young People’s Therapies Service, including how service is delivered, referrals and how we work with children and their families is available here.

To find out more about each service please follow the links below:

Children's Occupational Therapy
Children's Physiotherapy
Children's Speech & Language Therapy

We are currently reviewing our training courses and workshop sessions, so that these can be delivered in a new virtual format. Training session dates are currently available on the individual profession pages. New dates and details are added regularly so please come back and check again if you are interested in any of our sessions.

Contact the Service

Telephone – 01923 470680 option 3, option 2
Email – hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net
Twitter - twitter.com/Herts_CYPT
Advice Line – 01923 470680 option 3, option 1

This is a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professionals can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or a child’s development. Please leave a message on our Advice Line and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.

We are moving! From 1 July 2021 all HCT Children's Services will operate from the Health Wellbeing Centre in St Albans's Civic Centre. More information can be found here.

Service Delivery during COVID-19

Children and Young People’s Therapies has changed the way we are working due to the COVID-19. On 19 July 2021 there was a relaxation in government rules surrounding COVID-19. However, the NHS will continue to adhere to existing guidance last updated in June.

Process for Face-to-face appointments:

If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number - 01923 470680, Option 3 and a therapist will contact you to discuss your concern.

Please remember to also look on the Website pages under Useful Information for further advice and support.

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience