The Occupational Therapists are always happy to speak with anyone concerned about a child/young person prior to making a request for assistance.

Please have a look at our resources for strategies and advice:  OT Resources for Pre-School ChildrenOT Resources for Primary School Children; and High School Pack.

With parental consent, requests for assistance to the Occupational Therapy Service can be made by anyone who has concerns including parents / carers, school staff and medical professionals by completing the online request for assistance form  https://www.request.scot.health .  Alternatively, parents / carers can contact the service directly on 01383 674124 or e-mail us at fife-uhb.OTChildren@nhs.net

Once a request is received the Occupational Therapist will have an initial conversation with concerned person and agree the next steps. 

The purpose of this initial conversation is to gather information to identify what help you feel you need and how we might be able to help. There are various ways in which support might be offered. These include:

  • Providing reassurance, advice and support
  • Providing information e.g. Top Tips, parent / carer workshops, health promotion
  • Signposting to other services / community resources / groups
  • Consultation (e.g. drop-in, telephone)
  • Assessment and intervention as required

This information can then be shared with key individuals in the child/young person’s life as appropriate.  You will be contacted to book the initial conversation. 

It is recommended that you use Google Chrome to access our online request for assistance.  The address is https://www.request.scot.health.

If you need any support in filling in this form or require it in a different format,  please contact: 01383 674124

IMPORTANT – USE GOOGLE CHROME

NHS Fife/Fife Health and Social Care Partnership staff - the hyperlink will only work if your default browser is set to Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer. We recommend you copy and paste the link into the address bar in Google

 

 

  

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