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Children's Occupational Therapy Team - BCP Council

BCP Council's Children's Occupational Therapists work with children and their families to enable them to thrive and fully participate in daily living activities within their home environment.

We work with children and young people up to the age of 18, who have Substantial and Permanent Physical Disabilities, Severe Autism and/or Learning Difficulties.

We would visit you at home to complete an initial assessment and agree an action plan which considers your child's needs and the needs of your family.

If your child has support from Shared Care, we also ensure the carers' home environment is suitable to meet your child's needs. 

The team;

  • Provide specialist equipment for use in the home such as postural seating and bathing equipment.
  • Assess for minor adaptations to your home such as stair rails and ramped access.
  • Assess for major adaptations following the Disabled Facilities Grant legislation (DFG) to enable children to access their home, specifically bathing and toileting facilities and an appropriate place to sleep.
  • Complete housing recommendations in circumstances where other options for adaptations have been tried and have been unsuccessful in meeting your child's assessed needs.
  • Provide assessments where a child or young person's challenging behaviour at home puts themselves and/or their family members at significant risk of injury or harm

We work closely with many other services including Housing Teams, Grants Teams, Social Workers, Shared Care and Family Support Practitioners. We also liaise with our Health and Education colleagues.

Occupational Therapists are registered with and work in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council standards. For further information regarding Occupational Therapy please see the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website.

If your child is over 18 and requires an assessment please contact the Adult Occupational Therapy Teams within Adult Social Care.

Referral Process 

We accept referrals from parents, carers and health professionals. Please complete the referral form and return to Ruth Morgan, Children's Occupational Therapy Team Manager, to either of the following addresses:

Inclusion and Family Services, BCP Council, Dolphin Centre, Poole, BH15 1SA or; 

Inclusion and Family Services, BCP Council, 3rd Floor, Bournemouth Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY 

If you wish to find out more about the service please contact Ruth Morgan, Children's Occupational Therapy Team Manager on: 01202 714613


BCP Council
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1SA
01202 714613 (Poole) or 01202 458890 (Bournemouth and Christchurch)
Contact Name
Ruth Morgan
Contact Position
Children's Occupational Therapy Team Manager
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Area coverage
Times Available:
Monday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
All Year Round
From 0 years  to 18 years .
This service is free
Special Provisions:
Visual impairment
Physical Disability
Motor impairment
Toileting Hygiene
Eating and Drinking
Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
Hearing Impairment
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
Referral Criteria:
Via Social Services
Via GP or other health professional
Self Referral
Referral Procedure:
telephone the main office to request a referral form
Languages Spoken:

The BCP Children's Occupational Therpay Team work with children and young people up to the age of 18, who have substantial and permanent Physical Disabilities, severe autism and/or learning difficulties.