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Special Interest Group for Professionals working with
Children with Special Needs

What is the CPHVA Special Interest Group for Children with Special Needs?

Is there a member of the CPHVA Special Interest Group working near you?

Who can benefit from the Group?

How do I contact the Group?

What is meant by "Special Needs"?

Publications

How does the group work?

Membership

What does the Special Interest Group Do?

Contacts


 

What is the CPHVA Special Interest Group for Children with Special Needs?

A group of specialist professionals who work with children and young people with special needs. These professionals include health visitors, community children's nurses and liaison nurses, school nurses etc.

Who can benefit from the Group?

Professionals working with children (0-19 years) and young adults with special needs

Children and young people up to the age of 19 years with special needs

Their parents and carers

What is meant by "Special Needs"?

Any child with a physical, intellectual, sensory impairment or any other disabling condition

How does the group work?

The professionals in the group may be attached to:

Child Development Centres

Hospitals

Schools (special & mainstream)

Health Centres, Special Centres

Any other organisation with children with special needs

The group forms a network of professionals with similar interests to enable liaison and the sharing of information. We meet at least three times a year usually at CPHVA headquarters. We display at and contribute to the annual CPHVA Conference

What does the Special Interest Group Do?

It provides information and support for professionals and carers of children with special needs

Sets up local and regional support networks.

Organises study groups and seminars

Promotes the development of services for children with special needs and their carers in the community

Promotes awareness of issues concerning disability with statutory and voluntary organisations
Links with any other organisation that has similar interests

Our meetings usually take the form of having 2 speakers following a time of sharing and networking.

 

Is there a member of the CPHVA Special Interest Group working near you?

A list of all members of the group in the U.K. is available once you become a member or from CPHVA headquarters

How do I contact the Group?

Contact Paula Roper Hall, Chair, SIG Group for Children with Special Needs

Publications

SIG members have published a number of articles on the role of the specialist health visitor and other areas of interest. We have a checklist for professionals working with children with special needs.

 
Contacts  
Chair -
Richmond & Twickenham PCT, Sheen Lane Health Centre. Sheen Lane, London,
SW14 8LP
Tel. 0208 878 7561
Vice Chair - Veronica Moody
Child Development Team, Windmill Lodge, Ealing PCT, Uxbridge Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3EU
Tel. 0208 354 8404
   

Information officer -
Richmond & Twickenham PCT
Teddington Clinic, Queens Road Teddington,
Middlesex, TW11 0LR
Tel: 0208 977 8131
Fax 0208 943 9293

Joint Treasurer/Membership

Child Development Service, 6th Floor,
QEQM Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY
Tel. 0208 886 1450
Tel. 0208 886 6102

 

Secretary -


BBW PCT
The Cedars
Highwood Hospital
Geary Drive, Brentwood,
Essex
Tel. 01277 302 343

 

 


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