Community Children's Team - Bassetlaw

The Community Children’s Nursing Team are a team of specialist children’s nurses and trained healthcare support workers who visit children at home, who have nursing care needs. Services are provided for children registered with a Bassetlaw GP, aged 0 – 19 years, who meet the criteria for acceptance.

The Children’s Community Nursing Team accept referrals from parents, school nurses, health visitors, GPs, social services, education, hospital and community services.

We provide care at home for children with any of the below:

  • life limiting/threatening disease/disability who can be safely cared for at home
  • a severe medical condition
  • a progressive condition resulting in significant health needs and a specialist nursing need.

The nursing team provide equipment and training to ensure children with significant health needs can access educational and community settings to achieve their full potential.

The Children’s Learning Disability Team accepts referrals from any source and provides specialist advice and strategies that can be implemented by carers at home, school and other community settings for children with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Their expertise supports the child, their families, carers and schools in areas such as sleep, continence and behaviour management, in order to create the appropriate resources and environment for the child to achieve their best potential.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team accepts referrals from health professionals and provides assessment support advice, therapy training and equipment for children with with long or short term physical disabilities. Children whose poor motor coordination skills are affecting their ability to function in everyday tasks are also seen. Visits are made to the home, school and other community settings. The primary aim is to promote independence and skills for daily living, using a range of approaches, so that they are able to participate to their full potential and overcome discrepancies between performance skills and ability.


Accessing our service

Call Single Point of Access on 01777 274 422

Contact details

Retford Hospital, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF
Telephone: 01777 274 422

Service opening hours

9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m Monday – Friday (Not Bank Holidays)

Help in a crisis

Please contact your GP, NHS 111 or 999.

Support groups

A Place To Call Our Own Ltd is a registered charity in the Nottinghamshire community for children and young people with a disability or additional need, their carers and families. They support children and their families through lots of different services and facilities such as, group work, one to one interactions, telephone and email support.

Visit the A Place To Call Our Own website.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Please contact the Single Point of Access on 01777 274 422 and ask to be put through to the team. You will then be sent a referral form to complete.

Lead clinicians

Community Children’s Nursing Team and Children’s Learning Disability Team: Sandra Birbeck, Locality Lead Paediatric Nurse

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team: Tracey Whiteley

Service commissioned by

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group