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0 to 19 Torbay Referral Form


If you would like to refer a child or young person to the 0 to 19 team which includes school nurses please complete this form.

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Think U Know


Sex, relationships and the internet. 3 things that get a bit complicated. Find information,advice and help here.

Substance Misuse Service


Information, advice and support for young people who use drugs or alcohol (including new psychoactive substances). We provide tier 3 care planned, goal-based treatment as well as tier 2 interventions around drugs education and harm reduction.

You can self-referral or be referred by your schools, GP’s, CAMHS or YOT

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Incredible Years Parenting Course


For parents of younger children, the course can give you the tools to use play, praise and rewards to bring out the best in your child as well as giving you the you the confidence to deal with difficult behaviour without losing your cool.

This is a 15 week course and is only available via a referral.

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Return home interviews


We offer return home interviews to children and young people who go missing from home/care.

Referrals made by the police via missing and found COMPACTS

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When you move into the Torbay area


You will be offered a health screening for any child or young person who has recently moved into Torbay. During the screening process each individual is offered a hearing assessment and height and weight check. A holistic health and care assessment of need will be carried out with you to see if a referral or sign posting to support is required.

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NHS Torbay pregnancy ultrasound


If your doctor or consultant has referred you for a radiology scan, there are helpful videos to help you to understand what is involved, help you to prepare for your scan and help you to feel less anxious about what is involved.

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Solihull Parenting Course


The Solihull Approach Parenting Group emphasises the need for emotional containment and the presence of a reciprocal relationship. This enables parents to think, within the group and at home, about sensitive and effective approaches to behaviour management. It also empowers parents, to build on their existing skills and develop a way of thinking to solve difficulties in the future.

This is an 11 week course and can be accessed via a referral from a professionals such as your health visitor or you can self refer.

Call us on 01803 210200 or email torbayChildrensCentres@actionforchildren.org.uk

Independent Visitor Service


If you are a child in care and aged 8-18, you could get an Independent Visitor. This is an adult you can talk to, trust and build a friendship with. They'll listen and support you to be the person you want to be. Monthly visits usually involve going somewhere fun, doing something you both enjoy together like playing football in a park, or going for a bite to eat together, maybe bowling, or the cinema.

Independent Visitors are volunteers and when recruited are asked to make a 2 year commitment. They receive regular supervision from The Volunteer Coordinator.

To access this service you can self-referral or a social worker, foster carer, residential staff and Independent Reviewing Officer can refer you.

Call Checkpoint on 01803 290330

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Baby Massage


Baby massage is a short course for parents where you can learn how to massage different parts of your baby's body.

Massage can help your baby with the symptoms of colic, aid digestion and regulate their sleep. It is also a great way to relax, have fun and spend quality time together using music, simple songs and nursery rhymes.

This course is suitable for babies between the ages of 3 - 6 months old. As with all of courses there is no charge. At the moment we can only offer baby massage to new mums whose health professional has referred them.

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Introducing solids


Starting your baby on solid foods. Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around 6 months old.

Your baby should be introduced to a varied diet, alongside their usual breast milk or first infant formula. Download the introducing solids leaflet here. Introducing solids

How do I keep my child safe online?

More and more learning and play is online, but you need to keep your child safe when the internet and technology is developing at such a continued fast pace.

Find out more

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Skin to skin contact


Skin to skin contact helps the baby to adjust to life outside the womb and is highly important for supporting mothers to initiate breastfeeding and to develop a close, loving relationship with their baby.

Skin-to-skin contact is usually referred to as the practice where a baby is dried and laid directly on their mother’s bare chest after birth, both of them covered in a warm blanket and left for at least an hour or until after the first feed. Skin-to-skin contact can also take place any time a baby needs comforting or calming and to help boost a mother’s milk supply. Skin-to-skin contact is also vital in neonatal units, where it is often known as ‘kangaroo care’, helping parents to bond with their baby, as well as supporting better physical and developmental outcomes for the baby.

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Wellbeing service


0 to 10 Torbay and South West Family Values are working together and offering free interventions with our wellbeing practitioners as part of our ongoing children’s mental health work and our response to the impact of Covid 19. If you are a parent who is worried that your child or teen is suffering from low mood or anxiety, please get in touch to see if we can help.

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs) provide early intervention Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children, young people (aged 8-18) and families to help manage mild-moderate anxiety and low mood. CWPs offer guided self-help strategies to help manage these problems and stop them from developing into more severe difficulties. Throughout our sessions we will support you in learning strategies which you will then be able to take away with you and continue using after our sessions are over.

Wellbeing Practitioners can offer up to 12 sessions, which last between 30 minutes and 1 hour. This can change depending on what you need.

  • The CWP will explore with you how to understand your difficulties
  • They will help you to set goals which you will then work towards together
  • There is also between-session practice to do when learning new strategies

Some young people see us on their own and some young people come with their parents/carers. We might have our sessions on the telephone, over email, on Facetime/Zoom or face-to-face. These might be weekly, or every other week. We can also offer parent led interventions to help parents help their child with anxiety or low mood

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Wellbeing Service Referral Form.docx

0 to 19 Torbay CWP Role explained .pdf

Family Support for those with a child under five years


A one to one support service that responds to the individual needs of the family; the child is at the centre of all activities/interventions.

We aims to

  • Enable families to build resilience/confidence to cope with family/life difficulties.
  • Support families with significant/severe or complex needs.
  • Give guidance to families who are experiencing stressful events, conflict or are at crisis point.
  • Support those with adult mental/physical health that impact on children.
  • Support families with history of domestic violence or substance abuse which is impacting on the children.

Some of the activities we can help with are:

  • Daily routines and family organisation.
  • Budgeting and healthy eating.
  • Support in accessing appropriate services or universal activities.
  • Support parents to complete forms and applications.
  • Positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Establishing positive and secure relationships.
  • Understanding children’s social, emotional and developmental needs.
  • Developing supportive family and social networks.
  • To raise aspirations and contributions into the community.
  • Attendance at child in need, child protection and core group meetings supporting the needs of the child.

This is a targeted service and we only take referrals from the Early Help Panel.