Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with children, young people and their families to help them be more independent with everyday activities, such as self-care, schoolwork and play.

Who is the service for?

The service supports children and young people with additional needs and their families when it is challenging for them to do day to day tasks, such as handwriting or dressing themselves on their own. The service carry out assessments and provide intervention and advice where needed. Occupational Therapists work in a variety of places such as clinics, schools and at home.

The service aim to enable each child and young person and their family to discover how much they can do for themselves.
Who can be referred:

  • Children and Young People with additional needs age 0 – 18
  • Children with a Manchester GP

When is the service available?

The service is available Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Who can refer to the service?

  • Health professionals working for the Children’s Community Health Service who have active involvement with the child
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Hospital paediatricians
  • GPs

If a child or young person has previously been known to the Occupational Therapy service, referrals can be made from:

  • Parents or carers
  • School

How to refer to the service

  • By EMIS internal referral – for Manchester Local Care Organisation staff only
  • By email to
  • By post to Baguley Clinic, Hall Lane, Baguley, Manchester M23 1NA

Email and postal referrals must be on a children and young people’s service referral form – download here.

Contact Details:

North Team
Children and Young People’s Therapy Centre
48 Blackwin Street
M12 5JY

Tel: 0161 230 0301

South Team
Baguley Clinic
Hall Lane
M23 1NA

Tel: 0161 445 1259

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Page last reviewed: June 2021
Next review due: June 2022