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As of 1 April 2018 Liverpool Community Health Trust has been acquired by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

For more up to date information please visit: www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/physical-health-services/ to access Physical Health Services.

You can contact Liverpool Community Services' Patient Advice and Liaison Service on:

Tel: Freephone 0300 7900 224 or 0151 295 3019 Email: csd@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

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Parents & Carers

Confidential School Drop in Service - All school nurses offer a monthly drop in service for parents/carers, as well as for students. Your school nurse can offer advice on any health related concerns about your child, behaviour advice, positive parenting and sleep management.

Please speak to your child’s school directly for your school nurse contact details.

Immunisations

Before your child begins primary school ensure that they are fully immunised. Visit http://www.nhs.uk and follow the link for the vaccination schedule

Healthy Child Programme (5-19 years) - The School Health team works to deliver Healthy Child Programme (5-19), a national Department of Health initiative aimed at promoting health for all children and young people.

Mental Health

Young Minds - Reliable information for parents/carers about common mental health and behaviour issues in children and young people, such as ADHD, autism.

Further Help & Advice

You can also find more information and advice on a wide range of health issues and concerns affecting children and young people at any of the following websites:

ERIC - In the U.K approximately half a million children and young people between the ages of 5 - 16 years wet the bed. It is no one’s fault, it happens during sleep and there is no awareness that it is happening.

NHS Choices - From warts and chickenpox, to head lice and threadworms, NHS Choices offers further information and guidance on how to treat different illnesses and ailments.

KidsHealth.org - Provides advice for parents on a wide range of health issues, puberty & growing up.

Bully Busters - Provides free, confidential support for victims of bullying and their families.

Change4Life - Offers lots of healthy eating and activity tips to help you stay healthy.

NHS England - If you require a dentist contact NHS England on 0300 311 2233 or for tips and advice on looking after your child’s teeth and oral health click here.

NSPCC - Advice for parents/carers about keeping your child safe when using the Internet and social media.

Careline – 24-7 contact centre for social care enquiries & referrals for children & young people in Liverpool.

Sefton Safeguarding – Information & advice on social care enquiries and referral for children & young people in Sefton.

Think U Know – Information for children and young people, and parents / carers on staying safe from CEOP Command (Police).

Mental Health

Young Minds - Reliable information for parents/carers about common mental health and behaviour issues in children and young people, such as ADHD, autism.

Teenage Brain Development - Information Leaflet.