Children’s Continence Service

The Children’s Continence service team consists of trained nurses and a nursery nurses who are all experienced in children’s continence issues.

We provide evidence based continence assessments to children from age 1 year to 16 years (up to their 19th birthday if they have special needs) with continence problems.

We see children who have problems with:

  • Daytime wetting
  • Night time wetting
  • Children not toilet trained for their bowels due to behavioural issues
  • Children not toilet trained due to a physical or learning disability
  • Children who aren’t able to become toilet trained and who need continence products
  • Chronic constipation

We provide evidence based continence assessments to children from age 1 year to 16 years (up to their 19th birthday if they have special needs) with continence problems, identifying the most appropriate care pathway for the child, implementing and evaluating the care.

We are based at Charlestown health centre. We hold clinics at various health centres in the city and also see some children in school or at home depending on their needs.

Children can refer themselves, or be referred by their parent or a health care professional with the child or parents’ consent. The child should have a Manchester G.P. Referrals from health care professionals to be made via the CCS1 Children and Young People’s Service referral form, please email referrals to mft.jointchildrenscontinence@nhs.net.

Referrals are triaged each morning and afternoon.

Referral Form here.

Contact information

Children’s Continence Service
Charlestown Health Centre
Charlestown Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 7ED

Phone: 0161 741 2030

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Excluding Bank Holidays.

Page last reviewed: October 2022
Next review due: October 2023