Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 22 February 2021, advising that all children and young people will return to educational settings from 8 March 2021, there will be no change to the Children and Young People’s Therapies service offer. We will continue to comply with social distancing measures when delivering appointments by using a virtual first approach. Therapists will deliver face to face intervention where indicated, wearing appropriate PPE for all sessions, both in education setting, clinic or at home. Within HCT all staff have been offered the COVID-19 vaccination and those who are undertaking face to face appointments are regularly self-testing using a Lateral Flow test.
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.
The service is jointly commissioned by East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group and Hertfordshire County Council to provide support and advice for children and young people from 0-18 years of age, or up to 25 years for those with an Education Health and Care Plan.
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.
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:
We are currently reviewing our training courses and workshop sessions, so that these can be delivered in a new virtual format. We hope that our new virtual training sessions will become available later in the year. New dates and details will be added here so please come back and check again if you are interested in any of our sessions.
01923 470680 for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
01992 823193 for Speech and Language Therapy
01992 823093 for our Advice Line for queries from parents, carers and professionals
Children and Young People’s Therapies has changed the way we are working due to the Covid-19. Information for parents/carers and headteachers on how the service is continuing to support children from September is available here:
Process for Face-to-face appointments:
Along with our Advice Line we are also delivering:
We are not currently delivering face to face groups due to the increased risk of transmission that they pose.
If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number - 01992 823093 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.
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