01 April 2016
Delivering children's services near you
We're delighted to be working alongside
Sirona care & health (lead provider) and Bristol Community
Health CIC to deliver children's community health across Bristol
and South Gloucestershire from today (1 April).
The service that has transferred to our organisations is called
the Community Children's Health Partnership (CCHP). Working with
Barnardo's, it provides child healthcare and child and adolescent
mental healthcare across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. AWP
will be delivering the child and adolescent mental health services
(CAMHS) - known as child and family consultation services.
Under a separate contract, AWP will also be managing the
Riverside mental health inpatient and day services for young
people. The Riverside team works closely with CCHP.
Over 800 staff work in CCHP including community paediatricians,
children's therapists, health visitors, school health nurses,
children's mental health teams, administrative staff, nursery
nurses, managers and safeguarding leads. The dedicated staff team
work across professional and organisational boundaries to provide a
high quality and integrated service to children, young people,
families and carers, especially those from vulnerable and hard to
CCHP and Riverside staff are joining our organisations from
North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). Together, our partnership will
manage the CCHP service for a year whilst commissioners run a
tender process for a longer, five year contract. AWP will also
manage the Riverside contract for a year on the same basis.
Senior leaders from Bristol Community Health, Sirona care &
health and AWP are delighted to welcome the CCHP staff into their
team and are looking forward to supporting the service to deliver
its outstanding care.
Hayley Richards, AWP's acting chief executive,
said, "These are exciting new services for AWP. I'm looking forward
to welcoming and working with the child and adolescent mental
health teams as well as many of the young people and families they
"I'm also looking forward to working within our new partnership
with Sirona care & health and Bristol Community Health CIC -
both of which are characterised by truly passionate leadership
teams and staff - and, over the coming year, strengthening the
relationship between our organisations."
Janet Rowse, Chief Executive at Sirona care &
health said: "We are really pleased to be working with our
colleagues at Bristol Community Health and AWP to serve children,
young people and their families in Bristol and South
"Our priority is to ensure the high quality care currently
provided continues to be provided and to build on the excellent
work already underway across the area. We will also be continuing
to work with Barnardo's to ensure the voice of the child is
listened to across all our services."
Julia Clarke, Chief Executive at Bristol Community
Health said: "CCHP delivers an outstanding service across
our local area and so we're truly delighted to be taking on this
service with our partners. We look forward to welcoming staff into
our organisation and supporting them so they can achieve even
greater things for children and young people in Bristol and