Broadway Avenue, Milton Keynes, MK14 5PY

There are a number of different organisations that we work with that support our children at Giffard Park. There are also some that can support your wellbeing too.

Have a look at the different organisations to below to see how they can support you.


School Nurse

Who are they and what support do they offer?


School nurses are qualified nurses who hold an additional post graduate qualification in Specialist Community Public Health. School nurses support the holistic assessment of health and wellbeing of school aged children, through health promotion, ill health prevention and early intervention strategies. School Nurses support individual children and families through either direct support or referral to another service or Profession. The School Nurse is supported in their role by Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants. The school nursing team can support with the following:

  • Healthy lifestyle, including weight and healthy eating
  • Body changes, puberty and hygiene
  • Support and advice regarding health conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis etc
  • Reassurance about a health worry
  • Stress at home or at school, including bullying
  • Poor sleeping patterns
  • Concerns regarding vision and hearing
  • Bedwetting/Continence issues
  • Mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Information regarding smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Relationships and sexual health
  • Information about immunisations
  • Information about other services and where necessary refer to other health professionals or services, including the community paediatrician if school and parents suspect the child may have a neurodevelopmental difficulty such as social and communication difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delay, or motor coordination difficulties

Please note this is not an exhaustive list

How can this support be accessed?

The SENDCO can complete a referral form giving details of the reason for the referral and what they want to happen as a result of the referral.

Parents/carers can also contact the service directly on 01908 725100 Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm or email where there is a duty Health Visitor/School Nurse available to speak to you.



Children and Families Practices - one family, one plan

Who are they and what support do they offer?


Children and Families Practices offer Early Help services for families with additional or considerable needs. There are three teams (North, South and Central) that cover Milton Keynes and ensure support is more accessible to children, young people and their families.

The approach sees the council working in an integrated way with partners to improve outcomes for our children, young people and their families. This means that for one family there will be one key worker and one plan.

Practices serve a defined geographical area with a flexibility of delivering services to meet local needs.


·         They invest in families to improve outcomes for children and young people.

·         They focus on children, young people and families with additional and considerable needs.

·         Services are delivered using evidence based approaches.

·         Families are empowered to take control of their lives.

·         Practices are aligned with universal providers particularly Family and children's centres, youth projects and schools.

·         They use a team around the family approach.

How can this support be accessed?

If you would like to find out more about this service you can contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01908 253169 or 01908 253170.


Complete the Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) online.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Who are they and what support do they offer?


Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS provides support to children and young people up to the age of 18 who may be experiencing mental health difficulties and are causing a high level of concern to parents/carers, family and professionals around them due to a significant change in the child/young person’s mood and/or behaviour.

Some of the difficulties this team can help with include:

  • Significant Behaviour Problems
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm
  • Anxiety Disorders (including phobias)
  • Obsession/Compulsion
  • Tic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Relationship Problems (Family Relate)
  • Trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis

How can this support be accessed?

The SENDCO can complete a Single Point of Access referral form giving details of the reason for the referral and the current mental health concerns.

The Single Point of Access will offer a dedicated referral phone service: 01908 724228. You can email them at A CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner will be available to discuss and complete referrals, review risk and provide information, including signposting where needed.

Existing patients should call 01908 724544.


All new referrals are discussed within regular team meetings and once a referral has been accepted the team can usually see them as soon as they can. More urgent referrals will be prioritised, so new referrals may be placed on a waiting list (not exceeding 18 weeks).

Families will be allocated to the most appropriate professional based on the information presented. Sometimes more than one professional may become involved. Any intervention offered will be discussed with you and your child/young person. 

The Single Point of Access is not an emergency service. If a child or young person is experiencing a crisis that requires an emergency response, the current pathway for accessing CAMHS has not changed. The CAMHS Liaison and Intensive Support Team (LIST) operate out of the Milton Keynes University Hospital 24/7 365 days a year and can be accessed via the A&E department.