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Welcome to the Community Paediatric Continence Service

The service provides continence and toilet training advice for children with additional needs and/or diagnosis such as autism, global developmental delay or diagnosed syndrome.

A contribution towards a child’s continence product needs is offered following assessment and engagement in toilet training programme for three months if the child is over the age of four until 19 years old.

We offer:

  • Assessment of child’s continence needs
  • Continence care plan across home and educational environments
  • Provision of continence products
  • Ongoing reviews until discharge or transfer into adult services
  • Promotion of continence and healthy lifestyles through group work.


Where is the service provided?

Clinics are regularly held at three locations:

Primary Care Centre
Turner Road
CO4 3GW          Click here for map

Clacton and District Hospital
Tower Road
CO4 5LJ           Click here for map

Fryatt Hospital
419 Main Road
CO12 4EX         Click here for map


Clinics are held every term in Shorefields, Marketfields and Lexdensprings schools.

Children are seen in their educational establishment as and when required.

Home visits are offered where clinic appointments are not appropriate.

How to access the service

Parents/carers can self-refer their child.

Referrals are accepted from Specialist Health Visitor CADU, 0-19 service, GPs, community paediatricians, CHUFT paediatricians and outpatient services, schools, social care and education.

Referrals can be made via the Community Gateway 03000032144, telephone, letter, task, email or by clicking on the link below.

ACE Online Referrals

To activate the Children's Continence Product service please call 01206 588241. This is an answer machine. Parent/carers must leave the child’s name, date of birth and a contact telephone number along with delivery request or query.

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