Specialist nursing for children and young people

Seaside View child laughingThe Specialist Nursing team, based at Seaside View Child Development Centre, is made up of specialist nurses, some who are Health Visitors, Nurses or Specialist Early Years practitioners. We support families and children and young people aged 0-19 years who have complex needs with developmental difficulties across Brighton & Hove, who are known to Seaside View. We work directly with parents to help them understand their child’s difficulties and how best to support their development. We aim to promote resilience and consider the impact of the child’s needs on the whole family.

What does the Specialist Nursing team do?

We are a flexible and responsive service committed to working in partnership with parents / carers and children as well as other services such as education, social care and voluntary services. We offer a range of services including:

  • Emotional support
  • Advice – for example continence, sleep and behaviour management
  • Courses for parents
  • Groups for pre-school children
  • Information and sign posting to other services
  • Contributing to assessment panels
  • Education and training for parents /carers and other agencies
  • Children's Continuing Health Care Assessments

How do you get a referral to Specialist Nursing?

If you feel your child would benefit from specialist nursing, speak to a professional who works closely with them. This would generally be a paediatrician, health visitor or school nurse..

How does Specialist Nursing work with others?

As well as our work with parents we work with other professionals. These include:

  • Children's Centre Staff
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paediatricians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists and counsellors
  • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital
  • School Nurses
  • Social Care & Transition Workers
  • Social Services
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Teaching staff and Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Voluntary services

Information about you and your child

The Specialist Nursing team works as part of Seaside View Child Development Service. The information you give is kept confidential to the service and may be shared between team members and other staff to help plan the best care for your child.

All information we share is on a “need to know” basis and everyone will act professionally with the information you give us. We will use some of the information for monitoring purposes to make sure we are offering the right service to meet local needs.

In special circumstances we may need to share information with other professionals, for example, to keep a child safe from harm. We will always aim to discuss this with you in advance of sharing information unless we believe that it may put the child or you at risk of harm.

How to contact the Specialist Nursing team

Seaside View Child Development Centre
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove

Seaside View Centre reception number: (01273) 265780
Email: SC-Tr.BGH-seasideview@nhs.net

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