Community Paediatrics

About the Service

The Children’s Community Paediatrics Team consists of paediatricians who provide high quality specialist care in the assessment of developmental disorders and disability. The service provides statutory health assessments of looked after children and input for children with complex health care needs. Other services provided are leadership responsibility for SEND, safeguarding and looked after children.

This website is designed to give you an insight into the care that the team provides and what you should expect from this service.

Whether you’re visiting us for diagnosis and/or treatment, our team of specialists are here to support you. Please use the links on this site to find out more about what we do and how to access our services.

Who are Community Paediatricians?
Community Paediatricians are doctors who have specific expertise in assessing children with neurodevelopmental difficulties such as delayed development, ADHD, ASD, Various Syndromes etc.

Why has my child been referred to Community Paediatrician?
We do not accept referrals without informed parental consent. We expect that your child’s referrer will have discussed the reasons for referral with you before sending through documentation to us. If you are unsure why your child has been referred please contact the person who made the referral for clarification.

Why would my child need to be seen by a Community Paediatrician?

Where do Community Paediatricians work?

We work as part of a wider child development team which includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, and have close links with preschool educational advisers. 

The child development teams are based at one of the three Children’s Centres: 

Peace Children’s Centre, Watford
Pat Lewis Child Development Centre, Hemel Hempstead
St Albans Child Development Centre, St Albans 

We may sometimes also see your child in their nursery or school. We also work closely with heath visitors, school nurses, community children’s nurses, audiology, social care, nurseries and schools, hospital paediatricians, and children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services.

Contact the Service

Tel: 01923 470600 (Peace Children's Centre, Watford)
Tel: 01727 891100 (St Albans Children's Centre, St Albans)
Tel: 01442 275683 (The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead)

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience