Children’s Services

Transition Pathways

A tool for parents, patients and professionals to help navigate from Children's Services to Adult Services


The Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team (ASDAT) is an experienced multidisciplinary team for children and young people up to their 16th birthday who have complex social and communication difficulties.


Specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide assessment, advice and treatment for children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems. CAMHS also provide support and advice to their families or carers.

Community and Diana Nurses

Community and Diana Nurses are teams of specialist qualified nurses who support children with complex health needs and their families. They work closely with the Short Break and Home Care Service.

Consent To Treatment

Consent – it’s your choice Before a doctor, a nurse, or anyone else looking after your health can examine you or treat you, did you know they need your consent? That means they must get your agreement. Choosing whether to give consent needs thinking about.

Early Help Hub

The Early Help Hub is a single point of access for Council and Cornwall Foundation Trust Early Help services for children and families


Health Visitors Cornwall

Health visitors are qualified nurses with additional training in family and community health. Health visitors work in community based teams with a range of services.

Paediatric Discharge Liaison

The Paediatric Discharge Liaison service liaise with wards, multidisciplinary teams, tertiary services and the local community services, to aid discharge of children, particularly those who have complex and technology dependent health care needs.

Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist Service

Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist Service help those that have recurrent seizures that start in the brain.

School Nursing Cornwall

School nurses provide confidential advice and health information. This advice is available to young people, their parents, carers and teachers. School nurses will help ensure children and young people stay fit and healthy.

Short Break and Home Care Service

The Short Break and Home Care Service have three homes that give ‘short breaks’ or respite to families who have a child with a learning disability and physical health needs. These breaks are provided from homes called Gwyn Dowr, Layland and Roston.

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children and young people in Cornwall aged 0-19 years who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

YOS Nurses

Youth Offending Services (YOS) are key to the success of the youth justice system. They consist of a range of staff from social care, health, education, housing, police, probation, and drugs and alcohol misuse services.