SEND health and wellbeing for children and young people

Get advice on what to do if you are worried about the health and wellbeing of a child with SEND.

If you are worried about any aspect of a child or young person’s health and wellbeing you can contact

  • health visitor for children under 5 years old
  • school nursing service for children in school
  • general practitioner (doctor)
  • local pharmacy
  • NHS walk in centres
  • NHS 111 for out of hours advice
  • NHS 999 or A&E (Accident and Emergency) for urgent assistance

Find GP’s, dentists, opticians, pharmacies and other health services in your area.

Find community services, support and advice with North Yorkshire Connect.

Visit the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Children's Services website.

Find out your child's hospital journey on the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website.

What happens next?

Following an assessment of your child’s needs, referrals may be made to other services. These services will then consider if they are best placed to meet your child’s needs.

Health and wellbeing services in North Yorkshire

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust

  • 0-19 years Healthy Child Team, health visiting and school nursing services - a universal service provided for all children and young people.
  • Specialist Children’s Services - a specialist service for children and young people with additional health needs or disabilities

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

  • Specialist Children’s Services is a specialist service for children and young people with additional health needs or disabilities

You or your GP can also access North Yorkshire Connect to explore other community based support in your local area.

Schools Wellbeing Service

The service supports schools and colleges to evaluate and develop their current wellbeing provision, as well as delivering staff training, co-facilitating student/pupil workshops and assemblies and supporting student forums, campaigns and events – all of which help raise awareness about the common problems young people experience and how to deal with them.

The team is made up of qualified healthcare professionals who can support staff to identify and respond to those who may be struggling – whilst also providing direct support to those that need it, by giving timely advice, consultation and where necessary, assessment and interventions.

Find out about the schools wellbeing services in Harrogate, York, Hambleton and Richmondshire

Find out about the schools wellbeing services in Scarborough, Ryedale and Selby

If you wish to contact the Integrated Care Board (ICB) you can email

For more information on SEND for health please visit the NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group website