The Community Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service (CBABS) is available for all children from age 2 – 18 years with bladder and bowel problems.

Referrals can be made through the child or young person’s GP or Community Paediatrician. Children and Young People referred to CBABS will have had a minimum of 3 months support from a healthcare professional with baseline fluid and lifestyle advice.

The service actively seeks to promote healthy bladder and bowels by undertaking a thorough assessment by Children’s Bladder and Bowel Nurse Specialists.  Each holistic assessment takes into consideration the physical, mental, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing of the child.

Treatments are tailored towards toileting readiness and are based upon evidence based guidelines. The team liaise with multi-disciplinary health care professionals and other children’s services to deliver individualised care for all children within the service.

Children referred to CBABS who are physically unable to toilet train, will be considered for continence containment products once an assessment of toilet training ability and a product assessment has been completed in line with the National Guidance for the Provision of Continence Containment Products to Children and Young People (Bladder & Bowel UK, 2021).

Appointments are undertaken in countywide face to face clinics and by Telephone or Virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Service opening times are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Telephone (answerphone): 01865 904 467

Community Children’s Bladder and Bowel Service
Witney Community Hospital
Welch Way
OX28 6JJ



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Page last reviewed: 10 November, 2021