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Continence services

Continence services help children, young people and adults who have bladder and/or bowel issues.

Nurses work closely with children and young people, their parents and carers, as well as other health and care professionals where appropriate. 

The aim of the service is:

  • To help children and young people achieve continence, whenever possible
  • To support them to achieve a good quality of life 
  • To avoid any unnecessary admissions to hospital 

Resolving continence difficulties in children/young people can take many months. Early diagnosis and appropriate management can support this process.

For those children/young people where full continence is unlikely to be achieved, we aim to support them in managing their condition. This will enable them to access the opportunities available to them. 

Skilled nurses will assess each child/young person and agree a plan of care to best meet their needs. This may include:

  • Advice and information 
  • Toileting support
  • Daytime wetting support 
  • Support with constipation and/or soiling and night-time wetting support (nocturnal enuresis) 

Visit Just One Norfolk NHS website for advice and information on toileting

Norfolk services that support children with continence:

Norfolk services that support young people with continence: